Australian Police extradite man from US on sex assault charges

A MAN who fled to the USA just hours after allegedly raping a woman in Sydney, has been extradited back to Australia.

The now 35-year-old is accused of sexually and indecently assaulting a 21-year-old woman at a unit in Carlton on 14 June 2017.

He was holidaying in Sydney at the time.


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Police say “the man left Australia in the hours following the incident”.

“NSW Police subsequently applied for a NSW warrant and an extradition application was submitted to the Attorney General’s Department,” a Police statement reads.

On Thursday 17 January 2019, the man was arrested by NYPD officers and held in custody for almost four months.

On Thurday May 2, detectives from St George Police Area Command met local authorities in Los Angeles, where they had escorted the man from New York.

They took custody of the man and he was accompanied by detectives on a flight to Sydney, before being taken to Kogarah Police Station.

There, the man was charged with sexual intercourse without consent and assault with act of indecency.

He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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