A 38-year-old Marlborough man has been charged with sexual assault offences against a woman, including two of rape.
The man appeared in handcuffs in the Blenheim District Court on Friday and was granted interim name suppression by justice of the peace David Whyte.
The man faces 12 charges relating to an incident on May 17.
The charges include two of rape, eight of sexual violation, one of threatening to kill and one of detaining the victim with her consent obtained by duress, with intent to have sexual connection.
He has been remanded in police custody to reappear in the Blenheim District Court today.
- The Marlborough Express