A WIGAN schoolboy has appeared in court accused of raping an eight-year-old boy.
The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to the offence.
The boy is alleged to have raped a child under the age of 13 between January and June last year.
He was further remanded on bail until July 20 for a hearing ahead of a plea and case management hearing on August 3. A provisional trial had been set for the week commencing November 9.