Man charged with abduction and rape of 18yo girl found in car

UPDATE: A MAN has been charged with the alleged abduction and rape of a Victorian university student.

The 18-year-old girl went missing whilst going for a jog in the Greater Bendigo National Park around 3pm Wednesday.

The teen was found alive inside a car a day later.


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A 38-year-old Bendigo man was taken into custody after he was located near the vehicle at Maiden Gully.

He has been charged with abduction and rape.

There are no further details available at this time.

EARLIER: A UNIVERSITY student who went missing whilst going for a jog in central Victoria has been found alive inside a car.

The 18-year-old was discovered a day after she was reported missing after going for a jog into the Greater Bendigo National Park around 3pm Wednesday.

A 38-year-old man is being questioned by police after he was located near the vehicle at Maiden Gully.

Sexual crimes detectives have taken over the investigation into the disappearance of teen, with reports she may have been sexually assaulted.

The girls disappearance was described by police as out of character, sparking a large air and ground search in the national park.

 

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