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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Man, 29, charged over alleged Coffs Harbour aged care sex attack

NSW Police Sex Crimes Squad detectives have charged a man following an alleged sexual assault on an aged care home resident in the state’s north.

Police say that at around 2.30am on New Year’s Day, emergency services were called to an aged-care home in Coffs Harbour following reports a 76-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted.

“Police were told an unknown man had allegedly entered the woman’s room, before sexually assaulting her and fleeing the scene,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the woman at the scene before she was taken to hospital for further examination and treatment for minor injuries.

“Local police commenced inquiries before the investigation was taken carriage of by State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad under Strike Force Coolong.”

Officers yesterday arrested a 29-year-old man in Coffs Harbour. He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with aggravated sex assault – break and enter with intent.

The man was refused bail to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court today.

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