Pensioner in court on rape charge

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A Burnley pensioner has appeared before Burnley Magistrates’ Court, accused of one count of rape and other historical sexual allegations.

Peter John Brennan (69), of Burnley Road, Cliviger, faces 12 charges of indecent assault on a girl.

The defendant was bailed until a preliminary hearing at Burnley Crown Court, on April 20th. He must live and sleep at his home address and must not contact the alleged victim directly or indirectly.