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NSW Police say that after a report was made in the Tweed/Byron district, a man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in Sydney’s east last year.

In December, officers from Tweed/Byron Police District received a report a 28-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at a licenced premise on Beach Road, Bondi Beach, on Saturday 17 December 2022.

Detectives from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command took carriage of the matter and commenced an investigation under Strike Force Titheradge.

Following inquiries, a 33-year-old man was arrested following a vehicle stop on Rainbow Street, Kingsford, just before 2.30pm on Friday, 20 January.

He was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with two counts of sexually touch another person without consent, incite another to sexually touch them without consent and sexual intercourse without consent.

The man was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court.


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