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- Weymouth councillor Ryan Hope is standing trial charged with eight sexual offences.
- These are- two counts of rape of a child under 13, one of which relates to multiple incidents, two counts of rape, one which relates to multiple incidents, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual assault, one of which is a multi-incident count.
- Hope, 22, denies all of the allegations.
- It is expected we will hear from the defence today.