North Melbourne footballer Majak Daw has been charged with three counts of rape relating to an alleged sexual assault in Altona North in 2007.
Victoria Police detectives filed a charges summons at court on Monday and Daw is expected to be served with a summons today.
It is believed the charges relate to allegations of penile, oral and digital rape.
Fairfax Media reported earlier this month that Daw had been arrested and interviewed in May over the offences allegedly committed in 2007.
Daw, 23, has reportedly denied the allegations.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed that detectives from the Sex Crimes Department had charged a 23-year-old man from Wyndham Vale with three counts of rape.
"The charges relate to an alleged historical assault in Altona North in 2007. As the matter is before the courts, Victoria Police will not be making any further comment," the spokeswoman said.
A filing hearing is scheduled for July 11.
Daw, the first Sudanese-born player to play AFL, joined the Kangaroos as a rookie in 2010, but has struggled to retain a regular spot in the team.
More to come.