17-year-old fronts court on sexual assault charges
A TEEN will face court today charged with the alleged sexual assault and aggravated break and enter in two separate incidents in Yamba.
During the early hours of December 23, 2012, a 20-year-old woman was walking home on Yamba Rd, Yamba with a male acquaintance.
It is alleged the 17-year-old male punched her to the face and sexually assaulted her.
As a result of the assault the woman received bruising and swelling to her face.
The woman returned home, however did not report the incident to police until January 2.
The second incident occurred about 2.15am on January 1.
A 21-year-old woman was asleep in her bedroom in High St, Yamba, when she was awoken by footsteps and a male appeared in her bedroom.
It's alleged he punched her several times to the face before she was able to scream and escape through the bedroom window.
A number of witnesses attended the house after hearing her calls for help and noticed a man leave through the back door.
The woman was eventually located and taken to hospital where she was treated for her facial injuries.
Following an investigation by police attached to Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command, the 17-year-old youth was arrested at his home in Yamba about 5.40pm yesterday.
He was taken to Grafton Police Station and charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence and two counts of breach of bail.
He was refused bail to appear in Children's Court today.