‘Feminine’ man, 26, faces charges for allegedly raping, threatening and assaulting a woman
A 26-year-old man from Adelaide’s north has been charged with sexual assault after a woman reported he had sexually assaulted her.
Key points:The 26-week-old girl reported the alleged assault on Sunday evening, while police were still investigating the incidentThe man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly attacking the woman, causing her to fall unconscious in her home on the Gold CoastPolice said the man was described as a “femine” man and wore a “feminine” maskWhen officers responded to the report on Sunday, the woman was taken to a hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Police said they were investigating the alleged incident and the man had been charged on Tuesday with sexual penetration of a child under 14, sexual assault of a person under 14 and one count of causing grievous bodily harm.
“The investigation is ongoing and there is a possibility that this individual could face more charges,” Inspector Tony D’Agostino said.
“It is important to remember that this is a serious allegation, and we will work with the appropriate agencies to ensure that the proper resources are provided to the victim’s family.”
The woman, who was not named, was a 26-month-old baby at the time of the alleged attack.
Police have not identified the woman or her unborn child.
“We are working to determine what further charges might be laid against the accused,” Inspector D’AGOSTINO said.
Anyone with information about the alleged sexual assault is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.