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Update: Man Charged in Relation to Attempted Rape, 9 May

9th May, 2019 Police Headlines

Update (9 May):

The man, age 38 of George Town, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape on Monday, 6 May, has been formally charged with Attempted Rape, Burglary, Assault ABH and two counts of Assault by Penetration. He appeared in court yesterday, 8 May, and was remanded into custody pending a further appearance on 17 May.


Initial Release:

Shortly after 6:00AM yesterday, 6 May, officers responded to a report of an attempted rape which occurred in the vicinity of Grackle Road, George Town. A woman had been at the residence when a man known to her broke in and made aggressive sexual advances toward her. The woman attempted to flee but was caught and detained by the man who attempted to sexually assault her, but then fled the scene before police arrived. The woman was taken for treatment for minor injuries and subsequently discharged.

 

The matter is currently under investigation and all necessary safeguarding measures have been put in place for the victim.

 

The man, age 38 of George Town, turned himself in to police later that day and was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, criminal trespass, burglary, and threats to kill. He remains in police custody as the investigation continues.