Driver allegedly raped woman in Melbourne

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A man has been charged with raping a woman after offering her a free ride home from a night out in Melbourne.

The 20-year-old woman got into what she thought was a ride share vehicle after being offered a free lift home from Collingwood about 2.25am last Friday, police said.

The 50-year-old man is accused of driving the woman to a different area and then sexually assaulting her inside the car.

The woman alerted a friend via text and police arrived shortly afterwards.

The driver from Mill Park is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.