A woman has allegedly been raped while walking through a laneway in Hamilton.
It's claimed the 19 year old was grabbed from behind by a stranger and sexually assaulted in the laneway off Cleary Street at around 3:20 Sunday morning.
She managed to struggle free and tell her friends.
Newcastle Police launched an investigation and tracked down a 45 year old man at a home in Alexander Street, Wallsend on Sunday afternoon.
He's been charged with sexual intercourse without consent and will front Newcastle Local Court today.