26-year-old Kadian Nelson has been charged with rape and kidnap following an incident which took place in Mitcham, south London on Tuesday (November 3).
The Metropolitan Police confirmed the charges on Twitter, writing: “Detectives have charged a man with rape and kidnap following an incident in #Merton on Tuesday morning.”
After footage emerged online of a man abducting a schoolgirl on Tuesday, police arrested Nelson in connection with the incident that same evening.
Police have said the girl and her family are receiving support from specialist officers.
Nelson is due to appear in court at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today (November 5).
Any witnesses or those who have information that could assist police are being urged to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 1063/03Nov.