Officers from Hampshire police have this evening charged a man with murdering 13-year-old Southampton schoolgirl Lucy McHugh whose body was found in the grounds of a sports centre.
Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, 24, has also been charged with rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.
The teenager went missing from her home in late July before she was discovered stabbed to death.
A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said:”Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Lucy McHugh have charged a man.
“Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, aged 24 years, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 13 years and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 years.”
Nicholson is due to appear before Southampton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
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