An 18-year-old has been charged with 32 sexual offences against children.

Christopher Mancini, of Pierpoint Close, Hurstpierpoint, appeared at Crawley Magistrates Court on Saturday (January 19) and was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on April 5.

The alleged offences include three rapes, 11 sexual assaults, 11 inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and seven causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

The 32 offences are said to have been committed against six 12 and 13-year-olds in Sussex and elsewhere between 2008 and 2012.