Man arrested over physical & sexual assaults

April 24, 2023 2:28 pm in by

Police have arrested a 41 year old man in Western Australia in connection with two alleged physical assaults and a sexual assault in Goulburn earlier this month.

Back on Friday April 14 around 11pm, a 19 year old woman was walking along Bourke Street, when she was thrown to the ground and punched several times

It’s also believed she was sexually assaulted.

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The woman regained consciousness and ran to a nearby home.

She flagged down a passing motorist for assistance, who took her to Goulburn Police Station to make a report.

The woman suffered facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

In another incident, nine days prior, an 18-year-old woman was also punched in the face along Blackshaw Road.

She fell to the ground where a man continued to assault her.

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The 18 year old managed to break free and run towards Park Road.

She was later taken to hospital for treatment after suffering facial injuries.

Last week, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad, assisted by The Hume Police District, set up Strike Force Noobillia.

They executed a search warrant at a home on Bradley Street, about 8am yesterday.

Later in the evening officers from Western Australia Police Force’s Rapid Apprehension Squad arrested a 41-year-old man at a hotel in Fremantle.

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He was taken to the Perth Watch House, where he remains pending his first court appearance.

Detectives will travel to WA over the coming days to apply for the man’s extradition to NSW.


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