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.