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Tarrawanna sexual assault charge

police 8A FAIRY Meadow man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault after allegedly following a woman home from a Towradgi pub.

The man, 39, allegedly got into the same taxi as the 56-year-old woman outside the Pioneer Road pub about 2.40am on Sunday, October 14.

The woman asked the cab driver to take her to her home on Bellambi Street, Tarrawanna. It’s alleged the man got out of the taxi with the woman and followed her into her home where it’s further alleged he sexually assaulted her before leaving.

The woman called police who, following investigations, arrested the man at his home on The Grand Court at Fairy Meadow.

The man was charged with aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm with intent to have sexual intercourse. He was refused bail and will appear in Wollongong Local Court next week.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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