A 26-year-old man from St Helen has been charged with rape following his arrest in November last year.
Following an extensive police investigation, including CCTV and forensic enquiries, Bradley Ramejikis, 26, from St Helens, has been charged with rape.
The incident was reported to have taken place on 14 November 2021. Following the report Ramejikis was quickly located, arrested and questioned by police. He was later bailed with conditions while our investigation was carried out.
He will appear in court on Friday 19 August 2022.
Detective Chief Inspector Allison Woods said: “Merseyside Police takes every report of rape and sexual assault extremely seriously and has dedicated officers within our Unity Team who are specially trained to thoroughly investigate allegations, make sure that those reporting them are properly supported and bring offenders to justice.
"I would like to take this opportunity to reassure anyone who has suffered a sexual offence that if you can find the courage to come forward and speak to us, we will listen to you and treat you with the utmost sensitivity and compassion. There are also a number of reliable and trusted organisations and charities who will support you from your initial report, throughout any investigation and beyond.
"Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence can call officers in the force’s Unity Team on 0151 777 1382 or 101. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously and free, on 0800 555 111.
"Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801.
“In St Helens’ support is available for victims 24 hours through Safe2Speak on 01925 220541 or through the website www.safe2speak.co.uk.”
Merseyside Police, alongside three other forces, have also been part of a pilot project for a new service to report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences online – with the option to report anonymously.
The new online Rape and Sexual Assault reporting service is now live on the website here: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/ro/report/rsa/alpha-v1/advice/rape-sexual-assault-and-other-sexual-offences/ and enables people who do not require immediate police assistance to report the crime via their local force website.
For women who have felt or feel unsafe in public spaces the Home Office has set up a pilot service (StreetSafe | Police.uk (www.police.uk) for anyone to anonymously report public places where they have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused. Please note: 'StreetSafe' is not for reporting crime or incidents.