A man has been charged with multiple sexual abuse offences against children.

Mohammed Shamim Sahinur, of Bucknalls Close, Garston, appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Friday (June 24).

The 28-year-old has been charged with the rape of a girl under 13, engaging in sexual communication with a child and five counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He is also accused of one count of causing a child to watch or look at an image of sexual activity as well as a count of assaulting a girl under 13 by touching.

Sahinur was remanded in custody and is scheduled to next appear at St Albans Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on July 25.

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Anyone who has been a victim of child abuse, or thinks a child is being abused, should report information online at herts.police.uk/report or call 101.

Victims can also contact the Herts Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for practical and emotional support on 0808 178 4448 or Herts.SARC@nhs.net.

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