Kent Police officers, investigating a rape in Sittingbourne last weekend, have charged a 32-year-old local man.
George Orwa, of Agate Court on The Meads, was charged with rape on Saturday (20th August) and appeared before Medway Magistrates Court earlier today (Monday 22nd August).
His charge follows an incident where a woman reported being raped near a church on Sittingbourne High Street between 1.28am and 1.58am on Sunday 14th August.
Orwa was remanded in custody to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 19th September.
Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and would urge anyone who may have been walking in the High Street between 1am and 3am, close to the junction with Bell Road and Crown Quay Lane, to get in touch by calling 01634 884010 and quoting XY/031571/16. They can also contact Kent Crimestoppers free and anonimously on 0800 555 111.