Lifesaver charged with rape at clubhouse
A GOLD Coast lifesaver has been charged with the rape of a woman after an alleged incident at a clubhouse.
A police spokesperson said officers had charged a 22-year-old Nerang man regarding an alleged sexual assault involving a 21-year-old woman.
Police allege the incident occurred on September 13 last year.
The lifesaver was stood down from competition and patrols once the police investigation was concluded and a decision to lay charges.
He has been charged with one count of rape and due to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on March 3.
"As the matter is now before the courts, no further information can be released," the police spokesperson said.
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Originally published as Exclusive: Gold Coast lifesaver charged with rape