Man charged with rape and sexual assault of teenage girl

Detectives investigating a report a teenage girl from Wirral was groomed, raped and sexually assaulted have arrested a man from Northern Ireland.

A girl in Wirral, now 15, reported to her school that she had been subject to sexual offences by a man since 2019.

Officers investigating the offences travelled to Northern Ireland and executed a warrant on Monday 28 March.

David Joseph McMullan, 32 years, of Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland was arrested and later charged with 14 offences including rape, sexual assault by penetration, sexual grooming of a girl under 16, and administering a substance with intent to stupefy/overpower to allow sexual activity.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Wirral Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 30 March).

If you believe you or someone you know may have been the victim of Child Sexual Exploitation, please contact Merseyside Police on 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/

You can also report incidents via the social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre. 

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