Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

{MAN CHARGED ON TEEN SEX ASSAULT} {Man on Sex Assault Charge }; Labourer, 38, Arrested after Midnight Assault {Ndash} REPORT P2

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

{MAN CHARGED ON TEEN SEX ASSAULT} {Man on Sex Assault Charge }; Labourer, 38, Arrested after Midnight Assault {Ndash} REPORT P2

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AN 18-YEAR-OLD South Lismore woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in bushland near Shelly Beach, East Ballina, shortly after midnight on Monday.

A 38-year-old Ballina labourer was arrested by Ballina detectives at his workplace at 7.30am on Tuesday and charged with sexual assault in relation to the offence.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear in Ballina Local Court on January 28.

The woman went with the man to bushland near the beach where the alleged offence took place. She reported the crime to police a short time later.

There has been a spate of sex crimes on the Northern Rivers over the summer months.

On December 1, a 17-year-old girl from Melbourne, in Byron Bay as part of schoolies week, was allegedly sexually assaulted on Main Beach.

The following day an 18-year-old man from country Victoria was charged with sexual assault, indecent assault and assault.

On December 30, a Casino woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in her home. …

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