A Hartlepool man has appeared in court after being charged with rape and sexual assault.
Christopher Peart, 21, of Stonethwaite Close, Hartlepool, was charged with two counts of rape against a male and one count of sexual assault on a female.
The offences allegedly took place in County Durham.
Peart appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
He was remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Durham Crown Court on October 2.