26/02/2007

Man charged in Manchester rape inquiry

A 47-year-old man has been charged with five counts of rape in connection with three incidents in Manchester.

James Ziga, also known as Jaroslav, of Prestage Road in Old Trafford has also been charged with three counts of false imprisonment and two counts of attempted rape.

The charges relate to three separate incidents in the Manchester and Old Trafford areas.

The first is alleged to have happened at a house on Manley Road in Whalley Range on September 28 and involved a 27-year-old woman, while the second is reported to have happened at the same address on October 13, involving a 48-year-old woman.

The last incident is reported to have happened at a house on Prestage Road on January 26 and involved a 30-year-old woman.

Mr Ziga is due to appear before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on February 26.

(KMcA/SP)

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