A 12-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of a teacher in County Durham, police have confirmed.
The incident is alleged to have happened at an address in the County Durham force area on 29 November.
The woman claims she was raped by a boy while providing personal tuition. He is then alleged to have taken her car, later found abandoned in Gateshead.
The boy is due before South Durham Magistrates charged with rape and theft of a vehicle at a later date.
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