A teenager accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Lytham has made his first appearance at court.
The 17-year-old boy from South Shore, who can not be identified for legal reasons, is alleged to have committed the offence on November 14 this year.
Prosecutor, Jim Mowbray, asked for the case to be heard at crown court.
Defence lawyer, Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, said her client had indicated he would plead not guilty to the offence.
The teenager was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on January 13 by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
The defendant must live at his given address, keep an overnight curfew and not contact prosecution witnesses or have unsupervised contact with any child under 16 as conditions of his bail.