Detectives investigating two rapes in Stevenage have charged and remanded a man in connection with the offences.
Harry Smith, aged 28, of Vardon Road, Stevenage, has been charged with two counts of rape and remanded in custody.
The charges relate to separate incidents in June and July this year reported to have occurred in a private address in the town.
Smith is due to appear at a pre-trial hearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday 21 August.
Detective Inspector Caeva Taylor, of the Sexual Offences Investigation Team, said: “I am grateful for the level of bravery these women have shown by coming forward to report the incidents.
“Anyone wishing to report a rape or sexual assault will always be treated sensitively and with respect by us. We recognise how difficult it must be but please be assured we have specially trained officers who can help you every step of the way.”
You can report crime online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Anyone in Hertfordshire who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence can contact the Herts Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for practical and emotional support. The centre can arrange face-to-face support, sexual health referrals, and provide forensic medical examinations for those who want them. This service is open to everyone – men, women and young people, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.