Pictured: 32-year-old suspect is accused of raping an elderly lady in Gloucester during an horrifying attack in the early hours of the morning

  • Brady Hickman will make an appearance before the Court of Cheltenham Magistrates later today
  • Two offences of sexual attack by penetration and rape were also charged. 
  • Police received call from elderly victim on Thursday to report she’d been raped

A 32-year old man was charged by police with the rape of an elderly lady in her home last week.

Brady Hickman, who will be appearing before the Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court this afternoon with charges of rape and two offenses for sexual assault by penetration, is expected to make his defense.

This is a case involving an elderly victim in Gloucester who activated her Lifeline alarm in the early hours last Thursday to report being raped.

Brady Hickman will appear before Cheltenham Magistrates' Court later today charged with the rape and also with two offences of sexual assault by penetration

Brady Hickman is scheduled to appear in court at Cheltenham Magistrates Court today, charged with the rape as well as two counts of sexual assault by penetration

Faye Satchwell Bennett, Detective Sergeant, Rape and Serious Sex Offences, stated: “Specially-trained officers continue to support victim, who has displayed incredible bravery, strength, and courage throughout this process.

“She would like to express her gratitude for all the help she received from our community and officers.”

Last week, police identified Hickman as the suspect in the crimes. He was tracked down and taken into custody in Stroud thanks to witnesses who responded to the appeal. 

Police named and pictured Hickman last week as the man they were seeking in connection with the offences

Last week, police identified and photographed Hickman as the suspect in the crimes.