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UPDATE: Full list of charges - Joseph McCann

News   •   May 09, 2019 21:40 BST

Joseph McCann, (08.02.85), 34, of Aylesbury, was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday, 8 May.

However, he did not comply with this and the hearing took place at HM’s Prison Belmarsh.

All charges have been brought in connection with a series of alleged offences committed between 21 April and 6 May.

On Wednesday, 8 May, Joseph McCann was charged with the following:

Hertfordshire: One count of kidnap and one count of rape

London: Two counts of kidnap; four counts of rape, one count of false imprisonment, two counts of causing a female 13 or over to engage in a non-penetrative sexual activity and one count of assaulting a female 13 and over by penetration with part of body/a thing.

Today, Thursday, 9 May he was further charged as follows:

Lancashire: One count of false imprisonment, one count of assault, the rape of a woman 16 years of age and over, assault of a female 13 and over by penetration with part of body/a thing, rape of a boy under 13 and one count of inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Manchester: One count of kidnap, rape a woman 16 years of age or over and non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl 13 –15.

He has been remanded and will appear at the Old Bailey on 23 May.

Officers from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate.

A file remains with the CPS while further charges are considered.