Man charged following sex assault

Friday, 10 May 2024 at 3:44 pm –

Sexual Crime Squad detectives have charged a man following the sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman last week.

A 48-year-old Bundoora man was arrested at his home address this morning and subsequently interviewed by police.

He has been charged with a range of offences including rape and sexual assault.

He will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.

The charges follow an alleged incident on Sunday, 5 May after the woman was picked up outside a licensed venue in the St Kilda area by what she believed to be a rideshare vehicle.

Quotes attributable to Detective Inspector Mark Burnett, Sexual Crime Squad:

“If you have been a victim of a sexual assault, our specially trained detectives are here to support you with sensitivity and anonymity. Crimstoppers  Tel: 1800 000 333

“We want to remind the community that we take all types of sexual offending extremely seriously and will follow up all reports.”