A MAN has been charged following the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Blackburn.

Michael McQueenie, 27, of Highbury Place, Blackburn is charged with two counts of rape against a 14-year-old girl, sexual assault and assault by penetration.

He was due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Police launched a major investigation after a 14 year old local girl reported that she had been sexually assaulted in bushes near to St James’ School on the evening of Thursday, June 6.