Teen intruder accused of strangling, sexually assaulting woman before injuring baby

A TEENAGER who broke into a home and strangled and sexually assaulted a young mother and attacked her baby has been arrested and charged.

The 18-year-old is accused of forcing his way into the woman’s unit on Day Street, in the regional NSW city of Wagga Wagga, while her husband was out on Friday afternoon.

Once inside, the young man allegedly strangled and sexually assaulted the woman before leaving. Police said the man also assaulted the woman’s eight-month-old baby.


The terrified mother alerted her husband and the young family reported the incident to officers at the local police station, 1.5km away.

Following investigations, the woman’s alleged attacker, who police say lives in the same street as her, was arrested on Saturday.

He appeared in Wagga Wagga Local Court today, charged with aggravated break enter and commit serious indictable offence, aggravated sexual assault and choking.

The 18-year-old was refused bail and will reappear in the same court via audio visual link on Wednesday.

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.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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