Preston child abuse accused to face trial next year

A Preston man who is accused of sexual offences involving a 13-year-old girl from Blackburn has appeared before a judge.

Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 2:46 pm

Venkat Rakesh Annapureddy, 26, of St George’s Road, Preston, is charged with inciting the girl to engage in sexual activity and facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

It is alleged Annapureddy drove the child to a bed and breakfast - where he had previously booked a double room - with the intention of having sexual activity with her.

The court previously heard police were alerted by staff at the accommodation when they saw the girl.

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Crown Court

Annapureddy has pleaded not guilty to the allegation.

A trial date has been set for March 16, 2021.

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