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Police have arrested a 34-year-old man over last week’s sexual assault of an elderly Kingscliff woman as a result of a drug raid on a nearby home.

The 76-year-old woman was allegedly raped after a man entered her Kingscliff Street unit about 8pm last Wednesday (January 29).

The man fled and the woman was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment.

Her unit was declared a crime scene and examined by forensic officers.

Following a tip-off, detectives raided a home on Yao Street, Kingscliff, on Monday.

A 34-year-old man was arrested and 100 marijuana plants were seized from the property.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with drug-related offences and underwent forensic procedures.

He appeared at court on Tuesday and bail was refused.

As a result of those forensic procedures the man was today (Wednesday 5 February 2014) taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault.

The man was bail refused to appear at Casino Local Court today.

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