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Darlaston man denies beach sex attack on teenage schoolgirl

A 20-year-old man from Walsall has pleaded not guilty to the rape of a schoolgirl in the sea on a busy summer’s day at Bournemouth beach.

The attack is alleged to have taken place in the sea at Bournemouth beach

Dorset Police received a report that a 15-year-old girl had been attacked in the sea near to the Oceanarium at 4pm on Sunday July 18 2021.

Gabriel Marinoaica, of Wolverhampton Street in Darlaston, entered his pleas to a charge of rape and four counts of sexual assault at a hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court. His case was adjourned for a pre-trial review on February 1 next year, ahead of his trial set for March 11.

Judge Susan Evans KC released him on bail until then.

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