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Charges laid over alleged sexual assault - Newcastle

Saturday, 10 December 2022 03:41:45 PM

A man has been charged following an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a woman outside a Newcastle hotel last month.

About 11.50pm on Friday 25 November 2022, emergency services were called to a licensed premises on Darby Street, Newcastle, following reports a woman had been sexually assaulted by a man.

A crime scene was established by officers attached to Newcastle City Police District and forensically examined.

Detectives have since established Strike Force Molyneaux to further investigate the circumstances of the incident.

Following extensive inquiries by detectives from Newcastle City Police District and the Sex Crimes Squad from the State Crime Command, officers executed a search warrant at a house in Merewether Heights earlier today (Saturday 10 December 2022) and arrested a 19-year-old man.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with aggravated sexual assault - inflict actual bodily harm and intentionally choke person without consent.

The man was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Sunday 11 December 2022.