A Sale woman has been charged with perverting the course of justice following a rape investigation.
Beverley Brandreth, 19, of Altrincham Road, Sharston, is due to appear at Trafford Magistrates Court on July 31.
Shortly before midnight on November 3 last year, police received a report of rape.
Officers attended and spoke to the woman, who said she had been walking through a wooded area off Cecil Avenue at about 9.30pm that evening when a man approached her and punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious, before raping her.
Detectives made inquiries and a man was arrested, but later released without charge.
Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
GMP has specially trained officers in place to provide a first class response to victims and help support them through the criminal justice process.
St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester, can also be contacted on 0161 276 6515.
This provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.