Lyneham man charged over alleged sexual assault of woman found nude on street in Canberra’s inner north

Jacob Shteyman
AAP
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Police arrested the man after the woman was found nude on a street. (Alan Porritt/AAP PHOTOS)
Police arrested the man after the woman was found nude on a street. (Alan Porritt/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

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 a street in Canberra’s inner north about 7pm on Monday and 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.

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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.

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