Man (35) on charge of raping girl (12)

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A 35-YEAR-OLD man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl has had his case sent to the crown court.

Michael Yardley, of Haconby Lane, appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to face the charge and four others relating to penetrative sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place between October 27, 2010 and April 18, 2011.

Yardley did not enter a plea during the hearing.

The case will now be heard at Lincoln Crown Court on December 23.