Man charged with sexual assault after found hiding in wall

·News Reporter
·1-min read

A man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and sexual assault after police found him hiding in a wall cavity of a home in Sydney’s west.

Police went to a home on Monfarville Road, St Marys on August 14 after receiving reports the day before of a 37-year-old woman being sexually abused on an ongoing basis by a man known to her.

Phones and several other items of interest were seized by police during a search of the property.

It’s alleged during the search a 43-year-old man had hidden in a concealed wall cavity behind a bookshelf at the home.

The concealed wall cavity of a Sydney home where the man was found
Police search the home after finding the man in a concealed wall cavity. Source: NSW Police

Police conducted another search on Thursday and allege they found a mobile phone, duct tape and documentation which will now undergo forensic examination.

They also found a dog at the home which was given to a vet.

The man was arrested and charged with 13 offences including common assault, sexual assault, assault occasioning bodily harm and sexual intercourse without consent.

Police will allege he abused the woman on an ongoing basis between July and August, 2020.

He was refused bail and will appear in Penrith Local Court on Friday.

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