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Councillor Ryan Hope on trial for sexual offences

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Emma Walker, Reporter

Weymouth councillor Ryan Hope is appearing at Bournemouth Crown Court this morning accused of nine offences including rape of a child under the age of 13 and sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.

  • Today is the first day of the trial.
  • Hope, 22, of Norfolk Road, has denied all offences.
  • The allegations span a period between October 17, 2005, and December 31, 2012, and relate to a single victim.

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