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Man charged with rape after Shepparton incident

By Shepparton News

UPDATE 5.30pm Monday:

A man has been charged with rape following an alleged sexual assault in Shepparton on Sunday.

Police were called to a Shepparton address about 7.40am on Sunday after an unknown man sexually assaulted a woman, police said.

A Shepparton man, 25, was arrested in Shepparton about 11.30am on Monday.

He has been charged with 19 offences including rape, aggravated burglary and false imprisonment.

He has been remanded to appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

EARLIER:

Police are investigating following a report of an aggravated burglary in Shepparton on Sunday morning.

Police were called to a residential address about 7.40am.

Investigators were told an unknown man entered the premises at some stage in the early hours of the morning and sexually assaulted the female occupant of the home.

The woman was taken to hospital for observation.

The man is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance and is described as being about 170cm tall.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.