A man has been charged with rape.

On May 20, 2021, a woman in her 50s reported to the police that she had been raped the night before by a man she met on an online dating site.

She was supported by specialist officers and an arrest was made the same day of the incident, which happened on May 20, 2021.



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Ian Roach, 60, of Archibald Road in Worthing, has now been charged with rape and released on court bail, to appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on November 21.

Detective Constable Angela De Vivo, of Littlehampton’s safeguarding investigation unit, said: “We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure victims of rape are supported and receive the justice they deserve.

“Please report any crimes or incidents to us online, via 101 or by dialling 999 in an emergency. You will be heard, believed and supported.”