Kangaroo Flat man to face court for rape

A KANGAROO Flat man who allegedly raped a woman he met on an online dating website will face the Melbourne Magistrates Court today. 

Gary John Collingwood, 46, has been charged with rape, false imprisonment, making threats to kill, assault with a weapon and assaulting police.

Detective Senior Constable Sharyn Stewart said police arrested Collingwood about 7pm on Saturday.

“At that time a 46-year-old man was taken to hospital under police guard until he was formally charged on Monday night with serious sex offences against a 39-year-old Bendigo woman who he had met on a previous occasion,” he said.

“He appeared in an out of court session on Monday night where he was remanded in custody to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court the following morning.”

Collingwood did not make an application for bail and remains in prison.

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