[A] MAN accused of raping a woman twice will stand trial in the new year.
Carl Losh, 25, faced three charges when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI) over a video link from custody.
During a short hearing before Judge Peter Davies, Losh pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape. These charges relate to alleged incidents which are said to have occurred in the Carlisle area during 2010.
Losh also denied an allegation of putting the same female in fear of violence by harassment.
He was informed that his trial was due to get under way at the crown court on January 29 next year. It is estimated this will last around four days.
A further court hearing will take place ahead of that trial, in December.
In the meantime Losh, whose address was given as HMP Frankland, County Durham, was remanded in custody by Judge Davies.