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62-year-old Graham Medway from Freshwater has been charged with raping a 3-year-old girl at Fort Victoria Country Park.

It is alleged that Mr Medway carried out the serious sexual assault on the toddler in woodland near Yarmouth on 31st August – Bank Holiday Monday.

Following an investigation by detectives, Police have now charged Graham Medway – who is understood to come from Edinburgh Road in Freshwater – with the rape of a child under the age of 13.

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Medway will appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday). It is unclear why he is not appearing at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.

Hampshire Constabulary are asking individuals not to speculate on the circumstances of this situation, as this can have an impact on proceedings later down the line when evidence is presented to a jury.

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