Man charged over rape of teenage boy in Irish park
A man has been charged with a number of sexual offences in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old boy in a city park.
The 16-year-old was making his way from the Falls Park in Belfast, where he left his friends at around 1am, when he was approached by a man.
Terrified, the young victim tried to hurry away but was overpowered by the man who sexually assaulted him on a pathway near Ardmonagh Family Centre in Turf Lodge.
Following the sexual assault, the victim rushed home in a distressed state and police were contacted straight away.
On Wednesday, Police charged a 39-year-old man.
He is to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court. As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.