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Man charged with Folkestone beach rape


A teenager has been charged after a woman was raped on a beach in Folkestone.

A woman in her late teens was seriously sexually assaulted on the beach near the Sunny Sands area of the town in the early hours of 1 July.

Kent Police said an 18-year-old man from the Whitstable area had been charged on Thursday with rape.

The force said he had been remanded in custody and was expected to appear at Folkestone Magistrates Court later.