Sat. Jun 15th, 2024
alert-–-lyneham,-canberra:-woman-found-naked-and-screaming-on-a-suburban-street-was-allegedly-held-captive-by-a-man-for-daysAlert – Lyneham, Canberra: Woman found naked and screaming on a suburban street was allegedly held captive by a man for days

A woman has been found naked and screaming on a suburban street after allegedly being trapped and raped by a man in a nearby house.

An ACT police patrol spotted the woman on Fairweather Circuit in Lyneham, in Canberra’s inner north, about 7pm on Monday.

Officers immediately took her into their car, where she told officers she had been confined to a nearby home for a number of days.

During that time, she alleged the man repeatedly assaulted and sexually assaulted her, causing numerous injuries.

A 44-year-old Lyneham man was arrested shortly after and charged with forcible confinement, rape, assault and failing to appear.

Police said investigations were ongoing and further charges were anticipated to be laid against the man.

He was scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

National Sexual Abuse and Redress Support Service 1800 211 028

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