Widnes man charged with nine child sex offences
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A man from Widnes has been charged with nine child sex offences.
Matthew Lawton, of Milton Road, was arrested shortly after 11am on Thursday 13 February.
The 29-year-old has since been charged with three counts of raping a child and two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child.
He has also been charged with inciting sexual activity with a child, meeting a child following grooming, engaging in sexual communication with a child and making an indecent video of a child.
The charges relate to two teenage girls from Widnes.
The alleged offences occurred between May 2019 and November 2019.
Lawton has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Friday 14 February.
Lawton appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Friday 14 February.
He was remanded in custody and is set to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 13 March.