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Nursery worker in court on child rape charge

A 20-year-old nursery worker appeared in court today charged with raping a child.

Paul Wilson, of Newbold Croft, Nechells, Birmingham, did not speak during the brief preliminary hearing at the city's Crown Court.

The nursery assistant faces two charges of raping a child between early 2009 and last summer. He was not required to enter a plea at today's hearing.

Wilson was charged last week after an inquiry into alleged sexual abuse centred on the Little Stars Nursery in Nechells.

West Midlands Police launched an inquiry in relation to his employment at the nursery, in Nechells Park Road, following the seizure of a computer from his home last Wednesday.

The case was adjourned and Wilson, dressed in a maroon-coloured sweatshirt and blue jeans, was remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 18 February.