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Woman appears in court on child abuse charges

A woman has appeared in court in connection with abuse offences against children, including rape and sexual assault.

Marie Black, 33, from Atkinson Close in Norwich, was charged with 24 offences on Friday night and remanded in custody.

The charges, relating to five victims under the age of 13 between 2004 and 2010, include five counts of child cruelty, four counts of rape, seven counts of causing a children under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and counts of sexual assault.

Black has been released on conditional bail and will appear before Norwich Crown Court on June 27.

She is the ninth person to be charged in connection with the investigation.