A man will stand trial next spring accused of rape.

Lee Alexander, 22, appeared before Oxford Crown Court on Thursday charged with rape and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

Prosecutors allege he raped a girl in her early teens in Thame in 2017 and raped a woman in 2019.

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He is also accused of causing or inciting a girl of 12 to engage in sexual activity between 2014 and 2015 and encouraging a girl over-13 to engage in sexual activity from 2015 until 2017.

Alexander, formerly of Lacey Drive, Thame, was granted bail by Judge Nigel Daly to return to Oxford Crown Court on April 24 next year for the trial.

Gordana Austin appeared for the defendant.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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