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Man charged over alleged sexual touching in the Hunter Valley


A man has been charged after a sexual touching incident in the Hunter Valley region.

About 12.50am on Sunday 26 November 2023, police were called to Waverley Street, Scone, following reports a woman had been assaulted.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were told an 18-year-old woman had been followed and assaulted by a man before she was able to escape and run home.

Following extensive inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a home on St Aubins Street, Scone, about 12pm on Tuesday 28 November 2023.

During the search, several items were seized by investigators for forensic analysis.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station where he was charged with sexual touching, common assault, choking and intimidation.

He was refused bail to appear at Singleton Local Court today, Wednesday 29 November 2023.



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