A MAN has been charged with nine child sex offences against two teen girls.

Matthew Lawton, of Milton Road in Widnes, was arrested shortly after 11am on Thursday.

The 29-year-old now been charged with three counts of raping a child and two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child.

He has also been charged with inciting sexual activity with a child, meeting a child following grooming, engaging in sexual communication with a child and making an indecent video of a child.

The charges relate to two teenage girls from Widnes and happened between May and November last year.

Lawton appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court to face these charges today, Friday.

He will now appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, March 13, and has been remanded into custody until that date.