Detectives have charged a Liverpool man with rape offences as part of an ongoing investigation.
Marc Noonan, 26, was charged with four counts of rape of a girl aged 13-15.
Noonan will next appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, 26 February.
If you are a child or young person suffering sexual or physical abuse, the following organisations can provide help and support:
NSPCC – call 0808 800 5000 or e-mail email@example.com
Childline – call 0800 1111
If you’ve been affected by sexual violence of any kind don’t be afraid to tell someone, find the courage to come forward and get the help you deserve.
You can report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences anonymously here: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/ro/report/rsa/alpha-v1/advice/rape-sexual-assault-and-other-sexual-offences/how-to-report-rape-sexual-assault-other-sexual-offences/
There is a lot of support available from specialist officers within Merseyside Police and through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victim Care Merseyside service delivered jointly by two registered charities.
In Liverpool, Sefton, and Wirral, support is provided by Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (RASA) Merseyside who are available on 0151 558 1801 and, in St Helens and Knowsley, by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) Cheshire and Merseyside who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063.
If you’d like to report online, rather than speaking to an officer by telephone in the first instance, you can use the online crime reporting service which is secure and confidential. All reports made using this service are reviewed by the 24/7 contact centre within a few hours and an officer will get back to you in a maximum of two days (although usually quicker).