Man arrested after indecently assaulting woman and physically assaulting police

Charged with assault

ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old man after he indecently assaulted a woman in her home, resisted arrest, bit a police officer and began urinating in a police vehicle.

About 3.30am officers received reports of a woman who alleged she was assaulted while sleeping.  

When police arrived at the residence the man was cautioned, and police attempted an arrest. The man then resisted arrest, striking the officers and biting another while being handcuffed.  

Once restrained, officers located scissors and box cutters on the man, and he was then transported to the ACT Watch House. During transportation, the man removed his clothing and began urinating in the police vehicle.  

He has been charged with one count of indecent assault, two counts of assaulting a frontline community worker and two counts of resisting police.  

He is set to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.  

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