Man accused of series of sex offences

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A MAN has been charged with a series of sex offences in the Rowlands Castle area.

Dean Smitherman, of Hawstead Green, Havant, appeared at Chichester Magistrates’ Court accused of 17 counts of rape, three attempted rapes, one indecent assault and three sexual assaults. He was released on conditional bail until May 12.