Timaru man charged with rape

19:13, Jul 29 2014

A Timaru woman, 18, was allegedly raped and suffered injuries early on Sunday.

A Timaru man, 19, appeared in the Timaru District Court on Monday, charged with rape and unlawful sexual connection. He has been remanded in custody without plea until August 21.

Detective Natasha Coulter said it was a timely reminder for people to be aware of their friends and what is happening around them while they are drinking.

Coulter said sexual assault cases happened more frequently when alcohol was involved. "The main thing is for people to stay safe when out."

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The Timaru Herald