Man, 27, is charged with rape after a schoolgirl, 14, was ‘assaulted twice in SEPARATE attacks on the same night’ as police hunt a second suspect
- Khurram Rahi, 27, who was arrested yesterday has been charged with rape
- He and and another man, 34, were both held on suspicion of raping a girl, 14
- Police say teen first attacked at Witton railway station in Birmingham on Tuesday
- Girl then flagged down vehicle outside the station and was raped a second time
- It comes after police released CCTV stills of two men they want to speak to
A man has been charged with rape after a 14-year-old girl was attacked twice in one night at a railway station in Birmingham.
Khurram Rahi, of Rosefield Road in Birmingham, was arrested yesterday alongside another man, 34, and will appear at the city’s Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
The 34-year-old, who is also from the Birmingham area, has been released under police investigation as enquiries continue.
DCI Tony Fitzpatrick from British Transport Police, said: ‘This case has gained national interest and I am pleased we are now in a position to charge a man in connection.
‘However, we still have a suspect outstanding for the offence in the vehicle. I would urge anyone who may have any information regarding this attack to get in touch as soon as possible.’
The man sought over the offence in the vehicle is described as thick set Asian man, approximately 5ft 6inc with large biceps.
It comes after police released images of two men who were being sought in connection with separate incidents, in which the young girl was raped twice in the same night.
Detectives said the teenager was first assaulted in a secluded part of Birmingham’s Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, some time between 8pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.
The 14-year-old victim had walked to the station with her friend, but was led away after being approached by two men.
She alleges she was led to a secluded area of the station and reportedly raped by one of the men.
Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station at about 2am and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help.
However, after getting in the car she says she was then raped a second time.
Detectives continue to appeal for information regarding the second rape in the vehicle on Wednesday morning.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 65 of 26/07/2017.
Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.