Man accused of stalking, indecently assaulting car crash victim

A TEENAGER has managed to escape an alleged predator, following a terrifying series of events in Sydney’s south west.

The 19-year-old’s night of terror began on Thursday, around 6pm, when she was involved in a crash on Chapel Road South at Bankstown.

Her vehicle suffered minor damage and she was able to drive to a nearby service station, where she was approached by a man who offered her assistance.


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“Police have been told after the man fixed the damage to her car, he propositioned sexual acts to her, to which she refused,” Police have confirmed in a statement.

“The woman drove from the service station; however, the man allegedly followed her.”

A short time later, the woman became concerned her car was going to overheat, and was forced to pull over off Albert Street at Revesby.

The man also allegedly pulled his vehicle over and indecently assaulted her.

She managed to get back into her car and drive away, but the man allegedly persisted and attempted to enter her vehicle while she was stopped in heavy traffic on Milperra Road.

She eventually got away and alerted police, who tracked the man down to a home on De Witt Street at Bankstown on Friday morning.

The 36-year-old has been charged with a raft of offences, including indecent assault and stalking.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court later today.

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.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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