A MAN accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on her way to school is due to appear in court later today.

Reece Appleby, 19, of Ramsay Road, Leytonstone, is charged with two counts of rape, attempted rape and sexual assault.

He is due to enter a plea at Snaresbrook Crown Court this morning.

The girl alleges she was raped in Worsley Road, Leytonstone, on December 8.

Mr Appleby is also accused of raping another girl under 17 years old on August 8.

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