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Richmond Local Area Command

Man Charged After Alleged Sexual Assault – East Ballina

A man will appear in court charged over an alleged sexual assault on the State’s North Coast yesterday.

Police will allege that about 12.10 am on Tuesday 12 January, a 38-year-old Ballina man and an 18-year-old South Lismore woman drove to Shelley Beach at East Ballina where the man sexual assaulted the woman.

The man allegedly left the scene and the woman sought assistance at a nearby residence whereby Police and Ambulance were contacted.

About 7.40 am yesterday Police attached to Richmond Local Area Command attended a work site at North Ballina where they arrested the 38-year-old man.

He was taken to Ballina Police Station where he was charged with sexual assault.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Ballina Local Court on Thursday 28 January 2010.

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