A man has been charged with rape following an incident on Brighton beach.
The incident was reported outside a venue at Kings Arches on Brighton seafront between 2am and 2.20am on Sunday, July 31.
A 20-year-old woman is receiving support from specially trained officers.
A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape.
Police can confirm that Przemslaw Pogorzzelec, 42, of Hove, was charged with rape and with sexual assault by penetration and appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, August 1.
He was remanded in custody and will next appear before Lewes Crown Court on September 29.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are asked to contact Sussex Police online or on 101 and quite Operation Gifford.
Alternatively, contact CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Guidance about how to report rape or serious sexual offences, and information about the support services available can be viewed online here.