Man charged after woman dragged from path and sexually assaulted

A man has been charged after a woman was dragged from a pathway and sexually assaulted in Townsville over the weekend.

Police say the sickening incident occurred around 8.50pm on Sunday, when the 28-year-old tourist was walking along the Strand in North Ward.

Following investigations, yesterday detectives arrested a 53-year-old man.


He has been charged with one count each of sexual assault, assault with intent to commit rape, deprivation of liberty, assault occasioning bodily harm, and threatening violence.

He is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court today.