Police charge man over sexual assault of woman – Ashfield

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Sydney’s inner west.

In July last year, police received reports that a 25-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted by a man known to her, at a home in Ashfield.

Officers from Burwood Police Area Command commenced an investigation, which was later referred to detectives at the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested a 43-year-old man at Ashfield Police Station about 6.15am today (Thursday 25 February 2021).

A crime scene warrant was later executed at a home in Ashfield.

He was taken to Burwood Police Station and charged with sexual intercourse without consent.

The man was refused bail to appear before Burwood Local Court today.

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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