AN investigating is underway into the sexual assault of a young woman following a night out with friends at a Wollongong hotel.
The 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a man at an unknown location – possibly a house – in the early hours of this morning (Thursday January 31).
Police have been told the woman was with friends at a pub in the Wollongong CBD last night when a man bought her a drink.
The victim recalls dancing for a short time at the pub before waking up about 3.45am today to find the man assaulting her. The teenager managed to make her way to Memorial Park at Corrimal where she was picked up by a friend and taken to Wollongong Police Station. She was then taken to Wollongong Hospital for treatment.
Wollongong detectives have launched an investigation into the incident and are examining the possibility the victim’s drink was spiked. They’re now appealing for public assistance as they try to identify and locate the offender.
Anyone with information about the incident – including anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity at a hotel in Wollongong last night – is urged to call Wollongong Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.