Man accused of child rape

Date: Friday 9th November 2018

A PENRITH man is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court next month facing three child sex charges.

Simon Peter Turnbull (44), Fairhill Road, appeared from custody at the city’s magistrates’ court on Tuesday, but did not enter any pleas during the short hearing.

He is charged with three counts of raping a girl under the age of 13. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1st January and 31st July this year in the Penrith area.

District Judge Gerald Chalk remanded Turnbull in custody until the next hearing which was set to take place on 10th December.