A man has appeared in court accused of raping a child in Belfast.
Connor Adams is alleged to have committed the offence against a 12-year-old girl last July.
The 19-year-old defendant, of Crocus Street in the west of the city, is charged with one count of the rape of a child aged under 13.
Dressed in a grey hooded top as he entered the dock at Belfast Magistrates’ Court, Adams spoke only to confirm he was aware of the alleged offence.
Asked if he understood the charge, he replied: “Yes.”
No further details of the case were disclosed.
A prosecution lawyer asked for a six-week adjournment to allow efforts to prepare for a possible preliminary enquiry hearing at a future date.
Adams was released on continuing bail to return to court on July 5. ends