A 20-year-old nursery worker from Birmingham has been remanded in custody charged with raping a child.
Paul Wilson, of Newbold Croft, Nechells, was not required to enter a plea when he appeared at the city's magistrates' court facing two charges of raping a child between early 2009 and last summer.
Wilson, who spoke only to confirm his personal details, was charged with the offences on Thursday night after an inquiry into alleged sexual abuse centred on the Little Stars Nursery in Nechells.
Wilson, dressed in a dark hooded coat and blue jeans, bowed his head during the majority of the four-minute hearing.
No application for bail was made on Wilson's behalf and he was ordered to reappear at Birmingham Crown Court next Friday.