Woman victim of dating app sex attack

A MAN has been charged with violently sexually assaulting a woman he met on a dating app in Sydney.

The 37-year-old man is accused of attacking the 26-year-old woman in Maroubra unit on January 30.

Police said the pair had met on a dating application and it was the first time they had come face-to-face.


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While inside the Boyce Road unit, it’s alleged the man indecently and sexually assaulted the woman before driving her to the Mascot Railway Station where she caught the train home and called police.

Following an extensive investigation, police today arrested the 37-year-old man at a unit in Maroubra.

He was taken to Maroubra Police Station where he was charged with two counts each of indecent assault and aggravated sexual assault without consent, and one count of hinder person executing crime scene.

The man will spent the night in lock-up ahead of his court appearance on Thursday.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information that can assist investigators or has become a victim of sexual assault though online dating applications to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

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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