Man charged after carjacking; sexual assault in Narrandera
A man has been charged over the alleged aggravated sexual assault of a woman following a carjacking in Narrandera on Tuesday.
At about 3 pm on Tuesday, a 26-year-old man attended a medical centre on Victoria Square, Narrandera and demanded prohibited drugs from staff.
When staff refused, the man allegedly became verbally abusive and threatened the employees, before leaving the centre and entering a nearby vehicle.
The man demanded the female driver take him toward a boat ramp on Old Narrandera Road, where he then allegedly sexually assaulted her.
A short time later, the woman – aged in her 50s – alerted passers-by, who assisted her.
The man drove the car from the scene, crashing through a gate on a nearby property on Old Narrandera Road, before parking the vehicle near the Murrumbidgee River.
Officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District were notified and attempted to remove the man from the vehicle when he allegedly spat at two constables.
The Leeton man was arrested and taken to Narrandera Police Station, while the woman was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital for assessment.
He was refused bail and had his first appearance in Court regarding the incidents in Wagga Wagga yesterday.