Joao Coutinho, a 50-year-old resident of Widemarsh Common in Hereford, has been charged with multiple sexual offences, including rape, engaging in sexual activity with a child, and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The charges are in connection with a rape that occurred in Hereford on Monday, 17th April.

Coutinho is currently in police custody and is scheduled to make an appearance at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court this morning, Wednesday, 19th April.