A Northumbria Police spokesman said: ‘A rape was reported to police on January 24, 2013, and relates to an incident which happened in the early hours of January 23, at a hotel in Jesmond.’
Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger, 22, of Harringay, north London, is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court just over six weeks from now on August 21.
Ranger was released by Newcastle in March and is yet to be signed by a new club.
He played a part in the Magpies winning the Championship in 2009-10 but struggled to win a permanent place in the first team once the club was established back in the Premier League.
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