Worthing man charged with rape and violent offences
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Police in Worthing have charged a man with rape and violent offences.
Simon Tipper, 53, of Tarring Road in Worthing, has been remanded in custody after being charged with two counts of rape and one count each of intentional strangulation and assault causing actual bodily harm.
Tipper was arrested on Tuesday, 31 October, after police received a report from a woman in her 40s two days previously.
She reported having been raped in a Worthing property on Wednesday, 25 October and is now receiving support from specialist officers.
Tipper is due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 29 November.
Detective Sergeant Dan Bridger said: “Thanks to the bravery this woman has shown in reporting to police, we have been able to swiftly identify a suspect, bring charges and remand him in custody.
“If you are a victim of sexual offences, please report it to us online, via 101 or by calling 999 in an emergency.
“You will be believed, supported and we will do everything we can to get you justice.”