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32 additional charges laid after 14 further women report sexual violence: Strike Force Honda

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 03:59:38 AM

Detectives have laid an additional 32 charges against a man after 14 further women came forward to police to report incidents involving sexual violence.

In September last year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Honda to investigate the alleged sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman by a man known to her.

During the investigation, police received information relating to the alleged sexual assault of two further women – aged 19 and 21 – and two teenage girls – aged 15 and 16 – between August 2013 and March 2020.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 24-year-old man at a unit at Campbelltown on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

He was charged with 15 sexual violence-related offences and remains before the courts.

Following further investigations, detectives issued the man with a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for 32 additional charges on Monday (19 April 2021).

The charges include;

  • aggravated sexual assault (victim under the age of 16 years),
  • assault with act of indecency (x2),
  • sexual intercourse without consent (x16),
  • common assault (x5),
  • stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (x6),
  • aggravated sex assault – inflict actual bodily harm on victim,
  • sexually touch another person without consent.

Police will allege in court the additional offences relate to a further 11 women – aged between 18 and 28 – and three girls – aged 14, 16 and 17 – for offences that occurred in Darlinghurst, Wollongong and across south-west Sydney, between January 2014 and December 2020.

The man is due to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today (Wednesday 21 April 2021).

A total of 47 charges have now been laid in relation to 19 victims, aged between 14 and 28.

Investigations under Strike Force Honda are continuing.

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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