Rosemary West, 40, is accused jointly with William Smith, 67, of having had sexual intercourse without consent with the girl between July 1974 and July 1976. She faces a second charge of assaulting an eight-year-old boy, causing actual bodily harm, between January 1972 and December 1974.
Mrs West, wearing a black cardigan and purple polo-neck, sat with her back to the public gallery during her 15-minute court appearance. She was remanded in custody for three days.
Police divers will today investigate a well at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, the home of Mrs West and her husband. He is facing charges of murdering 10 women over the last 22 years, including his 16-year-old daughter and his first wife.Reuse content