Man on rape charge

22-year-old to face court af­ter al­leged at­tack at hos­tel:

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A MAN has been charged over an al­leged rape of a woman at a Childers back­packer hos­tel on the weekend.

Bund­aberg Po­lice CIB De­tec­tive Sergeant David Tucker said the man ac­cused was a 22-year-old Samoan na­tional who had now been charged with four of­fences re­lat­ing to the in­ci­dent.

Det Sgt Tucker said the al­leged rape hap­pened in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing and said it was be­lieved the al­leged at­tacker was known to the vic­tim.

“It has oc­curred at a back­pack­ers’ hos­tel,” he said.

Det Sgt Tucker re­turned to Bund­aberg late on Sun­day af­ter charg­ing the man with four of­fences in re­gards to the al­leged rape.

“A Samoan na­tional has been charged with one count of en­ter a dwelling with in­tent, one count of as­sault with in­tent to rape, one count of de­pra­va­tion of lib­erty, one count of rape and one count of sex­ual as­sault,” Det Sgt Tucker said.

The man ap­peared in the Bund­aberg Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day morn­ing. He did not en­ter a plea and was re­manded in cus­tody for a bail hear­ing sched­uled for to­mor­row.

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