A PENSIONER has appeared in court accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.

John McDonald, 70, allegedly committed the crime at a property in Rutherglen between August and September 2018.

Court papers state McDonald raped the girl as well as carried out other sexual conduct "without her consent."

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McDonald made no plea at a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

He was represented by his lawyer Haroun Malik.

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McDonald, of Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, was granted bail with special conditions by Sheriff Valerie Mays.

His next court date is to be determined.