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Man charged over alleged aggravated sexual assault of woman - Castle Hill

Thursday, 16 December 2021 06:13:20 AM

A man will face court today charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Sydney’s north-west last month.

On Thursday 25 November 2021, officers attached to The Hills Police Area Command commenced an investigation into a report of aggravated sexual assault.

Police were told an 18-year-old woman had allegedly been followed by a vehicle on her walk home about 2am on Sunday 21 November 2021, before the driver stopped on Cecil Avenue, Castle Hill, and sexually assaulted her.

Following extensive inquiries and assistance from State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad, police attended an address at Castle Hill and arrested a 35-year-old man yesterday (Wednesday 15 December 2021).

During a subsequent search, police seized a firearm and prohibited drugs, as well as other items relevant to the investigation.

The man was taken to Castle Hill Police Station and charged with aggravated sexual assault and possess unauthorised firearm.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Thursday 16 December 2021).