A 40-year-old man will appear at Grafton local Court today after he was arrested in regards to a spree of attacks yesterday.
The man has been charged over the alleged assaults of three women – the first at about 8am Monday July 24, was a 70-year-old woman was walking her dog along Powell Street, Grafton, when she was approached by a man who allegedly indecently assaulted her.
The man then moved to near-by Hoof Street. A 40-year-old woman who was parked in her Toyota Hiace van outside a residence saw an unknown man walk towards her, then enter her vehicle where he allegedly assaulted her.
A passing witness yelled at the man who then exited the van and walked across the road to the other side of Hoof Street where he ran towards a 55-year-old woman and allegedly assaulted her.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended and commenced investigations. A short time later, police arrested a 40-year-old man at the scene. He was taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with assault with act of indecency, two counts of common assault, and prisoner escape lawful custody.