Man arrested over alleged sex attack in Scone

November 29, 2023 6:42 am in by

A man will front court later today charged with an alleged sex attack in the Upper Hunter.

Police were called to Waverley Street in Scone early on Sunday morning to a report a woman had been assaulted.

A police statement said “Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were told an 18-year-old woman had been followed and assaulted by a man before she was able to escape and run home.

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“Following extensive inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a home on St Aubins Street, Scone, about 12pm yesterday (Tuesday 28 November 2023).

“During the search, several items were seized by investigators for forensic analysis.

“A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station where he was charged with sexual touching, common assault, choking and intimidation.

“He was refused bail to appear at Singleton Local Court today.”