Man in court accused of historical child sex offences

Mark Young leaving court
Mark Young leaving court

A WIGAN man has appeared in court accused of a string of historical sex offences involving children.

Mark Young stands accused of raping a girl aged under 16 between May 6, 1991, and May 5, 1992.

He also stands accused of four counts of indecently assaulting a girl aged under 14 and four counts of inciting a girl under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.

Young, 43, of Heyford Road, Marsh Green, appeared before Wigan Magistrates’ Court to answer the charges yesterday. He was granted conditional bail ahead of a hearing at Liverpool Crown Court on March 31.