Three face sex case allegations

THREE men have appeared in court over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in Todmorden.

Friday, 18th June 2010, 3:35 pm

Daniel Howley, 19, of Top Of The Close Road, Todmorden, appeared at Calderdale Magistrates' Court last Thursday charged with raping the girl last August.

He was also charged with sexually touching her.

Gareth Connor, 22, of Dean Head, Todmorden Road, Littleborough, was charged with assisting rape, by allegedly holding her down.

Abdul Mahmood, 22, of Sanworth Street, Todmorden, was charged with sexually touching the girl and assisting rape.

Magistrates adjourned the case until today, June 18, for a preliminary hearing at Bradford Crown Court.

The trio were released on conditional bail.