Additional sex assault charges

Sex Assault Squad detectives have charged a 31-year-old man with an additional 5 offences following their investigation into fresh allegations from a 19-year-old victim.

It is alleged in January 2022 the man invited the victim to his home where he put a substance in her drink, causing her to become incapacitated before sexually assaulting her.

It will also be alleged he met the victim through an online dating site.

His new charges are:

• Stupefying in order to Commit an Indictable Offence;

• Unlawful and indecent assault;

• Two counts of Sexual Penetration without Consent; and

• Impeded another person’s normal breathing or blood circulation by blocking nose or mouth.

He is next due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday 14 May 2022.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with information relating to this matter, or any similar incidents, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444. Women who have concerns they have been a victim of an assault but who do not wish to speak to police can seek support from the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) on 6458 1828.

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