Man charged with sexually assaulting women he met on social media

A man has been charged after two young women reported being sexually assaulted by a male they met on social media.

Police said the alleged assaults occurred on a 25-year-old woman at a home in Manly on 21 October 2016, and a 23-year-old woman at a house in Church Point on 11 February 2017.

“In both instances, the women met the man through social media,” police said in a statement.


“The matters were separately reported to police and investigated.”

On 30 March, police arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent relating to the alleged assault at Church Point.

Following further investigations, the same man was arrested on 27 July in relation to the alleged assault at Manly and charged with a further two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

He has been refused bail to appear in the Downing Centre Local Court on 5 September.

Meanwhile, detectives are encouraging anyone who feels they may have been a victim of sexual assault to report the matter to police.