Man facing additional charges following alleged sexual assault and forcible confinement

A 44-year-old Lyneham man will be charged with an additional 34 offences after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman he had forcibly confined. 

The man was arrested on 11 June 2024 after a naked woman approached police in Lyneham and alleged she had been confined to a nearby residence by the man for several days. 

He was charged with four offences, forcible confinement, sexual intercourse without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and fail to appear. 

Following police inquiries, he will today be charged with common assault (19 counts), assault occasioning actual bodily harm (6 counts), reckless threats to kill a person (3 counts), acts endangering health (2 counts), acts endangering life (2 counts), possess offensive weapon with intent, and capture intimate images. 

If you are a victim of family or sexual violence, or believe someone you know is, you can contact police on 131 444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, or attend any police station. 

The following support services are also available: 

ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service 02 6280 0900   

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 02 6247 2525      

YWCA Canberra 02 6185 2000        

ACT Government family violence services   



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