Rape charges

A 28-YEAR-old Maffra man faced Sale Magistrates Court this morning in relation to the alleged rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

The man was charged with the rape, sexual penetration of a child under 16, committing an indecent act with a child under 16 and indecent assault following an incident at a Sale residence early Saturday morning.

He was arrested by members of the Sale Sexual Offences Unit.

The man will front Sale Magistrate’s Court for a committal mention hearing on January 20 next year.