Man Arrested after Joint Operation into Alleged Sexual Assault of Foreign Worker

the investigation is ongoing

Man Arrested after Joint Operation into Alleged Sexual Assault of Foreign Worker

UPDATE @ 3:54PM today:

The 48-year-old man charged this morning following an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a woman near Murgon last year has been charged with further offences.

The man has been charged this afternoon with possession of a dangerous drug and failure to secure a weapon.

Further, the man will now appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

EARLIER today:

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sexual Crime Group, Sex Crimes Unit with assistance from the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Border Force, have arrested a man as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a woman near Murgon last year.

The 23-year-old foreign English National was in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa and travelled to a Mondure property in January 2017.

It is alleged a 48-year-old man sexually assaulted the woman on a number of occasions while she was working on the rural property.

This morning, investigators from Sex Crimes Unit with assistance of police from Kingaroy and Murgon executed a search warrant at Mondure and arrested the 48-year-old man.

He has been charged with two counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of deceptive recruitment.

The man is expected to appear in the Murgon Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police are appealing for any person with knowledge of similar offences to contact police.

The investigation is ongoing.

CRIME STOPPERS:  1800.333.000

POLICELINK: 131.444

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