Male charged after Sunderland rape

20 Dec 2015 00:00 AM

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A male has been charged in connection with a rape in Sunderland.

At around 3.30am on Sunday, December 20, police were called to a report of a rape in an alley near to St Marks Church in Matamba Terrace.

Officers attended and the female victim was spoken to and safeguarding measures put in place.

A 17-year-old male was initially arrested on suspicion of rape and has been charged with rape, sexual assault, kidnap, and two counts of common assault.

He will appear at Sunderland Magistrates' Court on Monday, December 21.

Anyone with any information, should call police on 101 quoting reference 228 20/12/15.