Man charged with rape after allegedly following woman home

A MAN has been charged with three counts of rape after allegedly following a woman home yesterday afternoon.

Queensland police allege the man entered the woman’s Gatton house after she arrived home about midday, before sexually assaulting her and stealing a number of items from the property.

After being alerted to the alleged attack, police arrested a 26-year-old man at Laidly Heights.


He was charged with three counts of rape and one count each of burglary and stealing.

He is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Friday.

Police say the woman was treated for non-life threatening injures.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

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