A BOY has appeared in court charged with three rapes.

The 16-year-old from Dalton appeared at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was remanded in custody.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faces three charges of raping a girl under the age of 16.

He is also accused of a serious sex offence on a girl under 13 and three counts of attempting to pervert the cause of justice.

The teenager will appear back at the same court on April 20.