Boy, 15, faces sex charges in Peterlee court

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A SCHOOLBOY has appeared in court charged with sex offences.

The 15-year-old boy from the Durham area faces the allegations following incidents on Friday and Saturday night when young women were approached in the city centre.

He faced charges of sexual touching, outraging public decency and a public order offence.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Inspector Paul Anderson, of Durham Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “As soon these incidents were reported, we carried out extensive inquiries which have resulted in this arrest and charge.”