Woman ‘grabbed in Scots street and raped’ on Christmas Day
Gheorge Iacoban, 23, was arrested and is accused of grabbing the woman and raping her at a housing estate in Blairgowrie.
Iacoban made no plea during the brief, private hearing before Sheriff George Way.
He was remanded in custody to appear at court next week for a second appearance.
Iacoban faces allegations he kissed the woman, who remains unnamed, then seized her by the body.
It it then alleged that he struggled with her before raping her.
Prosecutors have claimed the alleged incident happened near the town’s Library on Sraid Leslidh on Saturday December 25.
Elsewhere, a Greenock man who died after being found injured in a car park was murdered, cops confirmed this morning.
Adam Anderson, 22, passed away after he was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon.
And in Perth, cops have launched a probe after a man was found dead in a flat on New Year’s Day.
Emergency services found the body at Culliven Court on Saturday night around 8:40pm.