Vic teen remanded over home invasion, rape


A teenager charged with seven counts of rape over an alleged Melbourne home invasion and the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl has been remanded into custody.

Samuel Aldrich, 18, of Cheltenham, is also charged with aggravated burglary and seven counts of indecent assault over the alleged home invasion in Cheltenham in the early hours of Thursday.

The case was heard briefly in the Melbourne Magistrates Court late on Saturday, and Aldrich has been remanded to reappear before the court on Sunday.