Man charged for rape of pensioner

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A man has been arrested and charged with the rape of a woman in Worthing last month.

Gabriel Lupu, 23, of West Buildings, Worthing, is also charged with robbery from the woman in relation to the incident which took place on May 9. He is due to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court today.

According to police, the woman reported that a man had engaged her in conversation before taking her to the parking area at the rear of Barclays Bank in Liverpool Road where he attacked her.

Police said they would like to thank the public for their assistance on this investigation, by sharing the CCTV image on social media and for providing information.

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