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THE step­fa­ther of model Katie Price has ap­peared in court charged with rape.

Fence erec­tor Paul Price was charged in Novem­ber in con­nec­tion with the al­leged sex at­tack which is said to have taken place in Wor­thing, West Sus­sex, in the early hours of March 22 last year.

The 52-year-old faces two counts of rape as well as al­ter­na­tive charges of at­tempted rape on each count.

Dur­ing the hear­ing at Chich­ester BAILED: Paul Price Crown Court, a trial date was set for Novem­ber 23 with a fur­ther pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing set for July 8.

Judge Christo­pher Parker QC told the de­fen­dant: “I am obliged to tell you that if you do not at­tend the next hear­ing or for trial not only will a war­rant be is­sued for your ar­rest, the trial may take place in your ab­sence.”

Price, of Ang­mer­ing, West Sus­sex, was re­leased on con­di­tional bail un­til the next hear­ing.

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