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Man (23) charged with rape after serious sexual assault of woman in Co Tyrone

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Police at the scene where a serious sexual assault was carried out at Peatlands Park, Dungannon

Police at the scene where a serious sexual assault was carried out at Peatlands Park, Dungannon

Samuel Severn / Pacemaker Press

Police at the scene where a serious sexual assault was carried out at Peatlands Park, Dungannon

A 23-year-old has been charged with rape following an attack on a woman in Co Tyrone earlier this week.

The victim was set upon by a man at around 2.45pm in Peatlands Park, near Dungannon, on Wednesday.

A man has now been charged with the attack, and is due to appear before Omagh Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Eileen Calder, a former rape crisis councillor and women's rights activist, said stranger rape was a very real danger.

"This so-called advice is given out to women - that they should not be alone at night, that they should watch what they wear, that they should stay in groups and get taxis," she added.

Belfast Telegraph