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Man charged with raping schoolgirl in 2004
6:10pm Tuesday 1st May 2012 in News
A 33-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with raping a schoolgirl in Oxford eight years ago.
Daniel Barrett appeared before Oxford magistrates today accused of raping the 15-year-old on a footpath off Barracks Lane in Cowley at about 9.20am on Monday, May 17, 2004.
The victim had been walking away from Southfields Golf Course when she was attacked.
At the time, Detective Inspector Andy Bird said: “This man has attacked a vulnerable young girl in the most shocking manner on her way to school.
“It was a terrifying ordeal for her. We now need to find this man and apprehend him as soon as possible.
“Distinctively, he is unkempt and this should hopefully prompt someone to recognise him.
“Women of all ages are advised to be vigilant and take extra care when out alone.”
At the time, her attacker was described as in his late 20s, wearing a t-shirt and jogging bottoms. The attacker spoke with a deep voice.
Barrett, of Bretch Hill in Banbury, was remanded in custody yesterday.
He will next appear at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday.