Qld pair charged after woman drugged, sexually assaulted on NYE

A man and woman have been charged after another woman was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted in northwest NSW on New Year’s Eve.

The 26-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment on January 1 after reporting to police that she had been detained and sexually assaulted over a number of hours in Cumborah the previous night.

Following investigations, a 50-year-old man and 39-year-old woman, both from Queensland, were arrested yesterday afternoon after police stopped a truck travelling through Bourke.


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A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered methylamphetamine, cannabis, numerous electronic devices, and other items linked to the investigation.

The pair were taken to Bourke Police Station, where they were both charged with six counts of aggravated sex assault-offender in company with other person/s.

The man was also charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug.

Both have been refused bail to appear before Walgett Local Court on Monday.

Police have since identified a second person who believes they may have been drugged within the Cumborah area on the same night.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

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