Teenager charged over alleged rape of 47-year-old woman

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A 19-year-old male has been charged over the rape of a 47-year-old woman in Armadale yesterday.

The woman was walking along Eighth Road in Armadale when she was approached by the man.

She was allegedly forced to the ground and sexually assaulted.

The man then ran from the area while the woman was assisted by passers-by.

The man was arrested later in the evening in Brookdale.

He has been charged with aggravated sexual penetration without consent and assault occasioning bodily harm.

He will appear before the Armadale Magistrates Court today.