Man and woman charged with child sex offences on Merseyside
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We can confirm that two people have been charged with child sex offences which are alleged to have taken place in Eccleston, Merseyside.
David Morris, 52, from Eccleston has been charged with three counts of rape of a girl under 13 and causing and inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
Julie Morris, 44, from Hindley has been charged with aiding and abetting rape of a girl under 13 and incite sexual activity with a child under 13.
Julie Morris is employed in the education sector in Wigan. We are working closely with Greater Manchester Police and Wigan Council to ensure that adequate safeguarding measures are in place. The offences for which she has been charged are not related to her employment in Wigan.
Both David Morris and Julie Morris appeared at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Monday 6 September.
They have been remanded in custody to appear at the Crown Court at Liverpool on Monday 4 October.
Merseyside Police reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against David Morris and Julie Morris are now active. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.
Anyone who wants to report a sexual offence is asked to DM @MerpolCC on Twitter or call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers. You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is progress.