Trowbridge man remanded over rape and sexual abuse charges

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge man remanded over rape and sexual abuse charges Trowbridge man remanded over rape and sexual abuse charges

A man who has admitted raping one girl and sexually abusing a woman has been remanded in custody.

Nigel Smith pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared by video link at Swindon Crown Court on Friday.

The 27-year-old admitted raping a female under the age of 16 between mid December 2002 and December 20003.

He also admitted a sex offence against a woman between the start of August 2007 and New Year's Eve 2007.

Smith, of Pike Close, Hilperton, Trowbridge, pleaded not guilty to a further four counts of rape against the two victims.

Hannah Squire, prosecuting, said the guilty pleas he has entered are acceptable and they will not seek a trial on the other matters.

Mark Ruffell, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on his client pointing out he was aged just 16 when the rape took place.

Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case for sentencing on Friday, January 17 and remanded Smith in custody until thene.

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