Woman, 26, appears in court charged with ‘raping a man twice’

A woman has appeared in court accused of raping a man.

Katie Brannen, 26, of South Shields, Tyne and Wear, is said to have attacked the alleged victim in January.

She appeared today at Newcastle Crown Court accused of two offences of rape.

Brannen was not asked to enter a plea to the charges and spoke only to confirm her name during the hearing.

Prosecutor Julie Clemitson told the court the trial will last approximately four days.

Judge Robert Spragg ordered the trial to be listed on December 4 and a further review hearing, which Brannen must attend, on September 25.
Brannen was granted bail in the meantime.

Brannen must also abide by an electronic curfew and not enter on-licenced premises.

Judge Spragg told Brannen: ‘If you do not come to your trial on December 4 it could go ahead in your absence.

‘On those terms you are free to go and we will see you back here on September 25.’

No details surrounding the alleged attack were given in court.

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