Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man charged with kidnap and rape of teenager in Niton

Sandown High Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was taken in a van from Sandown High Street

A 35-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping and raping a teenager on the Isle of Wight.

The 18-year-old woman was taken in a van from Sandown High Street and later assaulted in a car park in Niton on Friday morning, police said.

The man from East Cowes has also been charged with grievous bodily harm.

Hampshire Constabulary said he also faces three other charges for offences committed in September, relating to grooming and exploitation of children.

He is due before Newport magistrates on Monday.

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