A man from Birmingham has appeared in court charged with the first rape of a 14-year-old girl who was raped twice in separate incidents on Tuesday.
Khurram Rahi, 27, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court wearing tracksuit bottoms and a red t-shirt and spoke only to confirm his name before being remanded in custody.
He must now appear at Birmingham Crown Court again on August 28.
His solicitor indicated that he will plead not guilty to the rape charges.
A 34-year-old who was also arrested on suspicion of rape was released pending further inquiries.
Police are still searching for a second suspect who raped the girl after she flagged a passing vehicle down for help following the first attack.
Detectives said the teenager was first assaulted in a secluded part of Birmingham’s Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, some time between 8pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.
The 14-year-old victim had walked to the station with her friend, but was led away by a man who approached the victim.
Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help.
However, after getting in the car she was then raped a second time by another man.
Detectives are still searching for man, who is described as Asian, about 5ft 6in, thick set and with large biceps, in connection with the second rape.
DCI Tony Fitzpatrick from British Transport Police, said: ‘We still have a suspect outstanding for the offence in the vehicle.
‘I would urge anyone who may have any information regarding this attack to get in touch as soon as possible.
‘The second assault happened at approximately 2am close to Witton station.
‘The victim flagged down a vehicle for help, a man then raped her.’