Man charged over alleged sexual assault of boy in toilet cubicle after DNA match

A DNA match has led police to charging a man over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage boy in a toilet cubicle twelve years ago.

Just after midnight on 30 July 2006, police say a then 15-year-old boy left a party in the Cardiff area and was approached by an unknown man in a nearby public toilet block.

“The man allegedly forced the boy into a cubicle and sexually and indecently assaulted him,” NSW police said in a statement.


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The boy was finally able to push the man away and run from the toilet block before reporting the incident to police.

He was then taken to hospital for treatment and an examination.

Despite extensive investigations into the alleged assault, the man was never identified or caught.

However, in June this year, detectives received notification of a forensic match in the case and again began their investigation.

As a result, a 58-year-old man was arrested at Bathurst Police Station on Wednesday.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault – victim under 16 years.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Lithgow Local Court yesterday, where he was remanded to reappear at Bathurst Local Court next Tuesday.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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