A MAN from Saudi Arabia has been arrested and charged over the alleged repeated rape of a 24-year-old woman in NSW.
The 29-year-old Saudi Arabian national is accused of raping the woman at least five times at an address in Newcastle in 2016.
The alleged rapes are said to have taken place back-to-back over the coarse of several hours on Friday, May 13.
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Police said detectives from Newcastle were only made aware of the allegations in May last year.
Following a protracted investigation, the 29-year-old was arrested at an address in Richmond, Victoria, on Tuesday.
He was extradited to Newcastle and has since been charged with five counts of sexual intercourse without consent and two of attempt sexual intercourse without consent.
The Saudi Arabian national was remanded in custody ahead of his next court date.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.
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