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Bristol Magistrates have remanded a man charged with rape into custody ahead of the next hearing.
Curtis Otley, 19, of Stockwood, Bristol, did not enter a plea to two charges of rape of a girl aged under 16 when he appeared in court today, Saturday 18 February.
He will remain in custody until a hearing at Bristol Crown Court in March.
The girl is being kept informed and supported.
Following his arrest on Thursday 16 February, officers carried out investigations at a property in Stockwood. If you have any concerns as a result of this investigation, please speak to local officers.
Victims of rape or sexual assault, recent or non-recent, can self-refer to The Bridge, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre available 24/7 365 days a year. Visit their website or call 0117 342 6999.
You can also visit www.thisisnotanexcuse.org for details of charities and organisations who are experts in supporting victims.