A Nigerian with an address in Letterkenny has pleaded not guilty to child abduction charges when he appeared at Derry Crown Court today.
Victor Ibeyo of Riverview in Letterkenny was charged with unlawfully abducting a15-year-old female on a date unknown between May 14 and May 17 last year.
When the charge was put to him he said 'I am not guilty.' He also denied a charge of false imprisonment on the same female, sexually assaulting her and assaulting her during the same period.
The court was told that reports had to be gathered from an engineer on the vehicle involved in the case and also phone records had to be considered.
A date was set for June 21 for the trial to take place and Ibeyo was remanded in custody.