A 23-year-old man has been arrested over a sexual assault in Victorian aged care home.

A 90-year-old woman was assaulted in bed at the facility in the Geelong suburb of St Albans Park about 4.45am on Sunday, but was able to fight off her attacker and set off a distress alarm.

Nurses confronted the man and scared him away, while a police operation including the dog squad scoured nearby streets.

A St Albans Park man was arrested on Monday morning and is being interviewed by police.

“I understand how much concern an incident like this causes in the community, so being able to make an arrest in just over 24 hours is reassuring,” Sexual Crimes Squad Detective Acting Inspector Mark Burnett said in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with the victim and her family at this time and they will be offered a range of support services.”

The woman had been injured and was taken to hospital after the incident.

Man arrested over Vic aged care sex attack
Source:
Source 1

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here