An Albury teenager facing allegations of rape has secured bail after a magistrate acknowledged his youth and his lack of criminal history.
The accused, who for legal reasons cannot be identified, is facing two strictly indictable charges of sexual intercourse without consent.
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He also faces several domestic violence-related charges, comprising intimidation, three counts of common assault and two of intentionally choke a person without consent.
The 19-year-old fronted Albury Local Court on Wednesday via a video link to the Albury police station cells.
Magistrate Richard Funston told him these were "extremely serious charges".
"But they are only allegations at this stage; I have to take that into account," he said.
Defence lawyer Jaimee Simonson said her client had $43,000 in savings he could put towards a bail surety.
"This is a young man who's very aware of the seriousness of these alleged offences," she said.
Mr Funston granted strict bail, with a $10,000 surety, and adjourned the charges to February 8.
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