POLICE investigating an alleged rape have charged a second man.
On Monday, February 17, police received a report that a teenage girl had been raped at an address in Newcastle.
Pienan Bisetoon, aged 22, from Waterloo Walk, Washington, has been arrested and charged with two offences of rape of a female under 16.
He appeared at Newcastle Magistrates Court yesterday.
Another man, Abdul Jelilou Ouro Kefia, age 21, from Duncan Street in Walker, was previously charged with one count of rape of a female under 16 and was remanded in custody.
Northumbria Police say both arrests are part of a wider sex abuse investigation called Operation Sanctuary