Bail re­fused for man charged with rape

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

A 58-year-old War­ragul man has been re­manded in cus­tody af­ter be­ing ar­rested and charged with rape, sex­ual as­sault and as­sault.

Vince Man­car­ella, of Dol­lar­burn Rd, was re­fused bail when he ap­peared at La­trobe Val­ley Mag­is­trates’ Court on Thursday.

He was re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear for a com­mit­tal men­tion hear­ing at LVMC on Jan­uary 9, 2018.

Sex­ual Crime Squad de­tec­tives ar­rested and charged Mr Man­car­ella on Wed­nes­day in re­la­tion to an al­leged in­ci­dent at Of­fi­cer in July.

Po­lice al­lege the wo­man was sex­u­ally as­saulted af­ter ac­cept­ing a lift from a man on the Princes Hwy at Bea­cons­field on Sun­day, July 30 at about mid­night.

It is al­leged the wo­man was taken to Star­ling Rd in Of­fi­cer where she was sex­u­ally as­saulted.

Mr Man­car­ella was ar­rested and charged with rape, sex­ual as­sault and as­sault.

He was re­manded in cus­tody overnight to ap­pear at court on Thursday.

His bail ap­pli­ca­tion to the court on Thursday was re­fused.

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