BBC journalist charged with raping woman

The case was heard at Dungannon Magistrates' Court
The case was heard at Dungannon Magistrates' Court

A BBC journalist has appeared in court today charged with rape.

Sean O’Halloran, 29, from Northland Road in Londonderry, is accused of raping a woman in May 2014.

The defendant, who is a reporter with BBC Radio Foyle, faces two additional charges of sexual assault on the same date.

A prosecution lawyer said she believed he had a case to answer.

He replied “no” when asked if he had anything to say to the charges.

He was remanded on bail of £500 to appear for an arraignment hearing at the Crown Court on January 6.