Croatian man charged with sexually assaulting woman on flight to Australia

A CROATIAN man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a woman on board an international flight from Indonesia to Australia.

Australian Federal Police were called on Sunday to investigate the report which happened on a flight from Bali to Sydney.

The 31-year-old was questioned by officers when he touched down on the tarmac before being taken to Mascot Police station where he was charged with an act of indecency without consent, and common assault, under state-based offences.


AFP Airport Police Commander, Superintendent Peter Mullins, said passengers are reminded that even activities that occur in the air can still be subject to Australian law.

“Passengers flying into Australia ought to feel safe knowing that any activity that occurs on a flight arriving into our country can be investigated by police,” Superintendent Mullins said.

“If something happens on board a flight, we encourage you to speak with the cabin crew who can then report the matter to police”.

The man was granted conditional bail and is scheduled to appear before Downing Centre Local Court today.

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