Man removed from flight to New Zealand, charged with rape

  • 06/02/2018
A man accused of raping a woman on the Gold Coast was removed from a plane before it took off for New Zealand.
A man accused of raping a woman on the Gold Coast was removed from a plane before it took off for New Zealand. Photo credit: Getty

A man accused of raping a woman on the Gold Coast has been removed from a plane before it took off for New Zealand.

A woman, 37, reported to police on Monday she had been raped at a private residence in Mudgeeraba on Sunday, and police located the man on board a flight at the Gold Coast airport a short time later.

The 47-year-old from Gold Coast suburb Robina was arrested and charged with one count of rape.

He will appear at Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

NZN