A 19-year-old man has been charged with 32 serious offences after police executed a search warrant on the man’s Greenway home.
His charges include stalking, common assault, sexual assault of the second and third degree, sexual intercourse without consent, acts of indecency without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and forcible confinement.
The man was on bail for other offences at the time of his arrest.
His arrest comes after a 20-year-old woman contacted NSW Police in late March alleging she had been assaulted in Canberra.
The matter was referred to ACT Policing and an investigation was conducted.
He fronted ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday, 30 April.
Officer-in-Charge of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team Detective Inspector Callum Hughes encouraged any victim of a sexual offence to come forward to police.
“Police recognise that instances of assault are traumatic and emotionally challenging; however, we urge victims to contact police as soon as they feel comfortable to do so,” he said.
“Victims can report any instance of sexual assault to police regardless of how long ago it happened – ACT Policing recognises the courage it takes in reporting abuse and takes each report seriously.”
If you or someone you know have been the victim of sexual violence, contact ACT Policing on 131 444, attend a police station or report historical matters online.