Tyne & Wear

Two charged with rape after Sunderland sexual exploitation inquiry

Two men have been charged with rape following a sexual exploitation investigation in Sunderland.

Northumbria Police said a a 32-year-old man was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual touching and one of sexual assault.

A second man, aged 28, was charged with one count of rape.

The pair, both from Sunderland, will appear before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court later.