Man faces rape charge
A 32-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court facing an allegation of raping a woman at Frome.
Terry Jones, of Roycroft Road, Filton, Bristol, is alleged to have raped the woman who was aged 16 or over during an incident in the town on April 12.
He was further charged with another allegation of rape between December 31, 2010 and April 30, 2011 and another of blackmailing the same victim between May 1, 2011 and July 2, 2011.
Both these offences are alleged to have take place at Chipping Sodbury.
The defendant did not enter pleas to any of the charges when he appeared before Somerset Magistrates sitting at Yeovil.
The matters were so serious that the magistrates ordered that Jones must be sent straight to Taunton Crown Court to stand trial.
They adjourned the case until Monday, September 2 when he must attend a preliminary hearing there.
In the meantime he was released on bail with conditions not to contact named witnesses directly or indirectly; not to enter Frome and not to enter Chipping Sodbury.