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Accused rapist on bail
Accused rapist on bail

A Kalgoorlie man who allegedly broke into a Boulder woman's home and forced her to perform sexual acts while her three children were asleep nearby has been released on bail into the community while his charges are pending.

Malcolm Liaina Avei, 27, was yesterday granted bail when he appeared in Kalgoorlie Magistrate's Court, with a $20,000 personal undertaking to return to court.

Mr Avei is charged with two counts of sexual penetration without consent and one count of aggravated burglary and committing an offence in a dwelling.

His bail application was unopposed by the prosecution.

The offences allegedly were committed about 3.30am on Saturday, when Mr Avei arrived at the woman's home.

Mr Avei allegedly knocked on the front door, assuming the identity of a person known to the woman, and asked for water.

The woman allegedly realised it was not the person she was led to believe and shut the door, retreating to her bedroom and telling Mr Avei to leave.

However, Mr Avei allegedly kicked the door in while the woman tried to contact police and stormed into her bedroom, grabbing her by the hair and taking her to a shed in the backyard.

It is alleged he demanded drugs, at one point arming himself with a hammer.

When no drugs were produced by the woman, Mr Avei allegedly took her from the shed to the back porch, where he assaulted her.

It is alleged he forced the woman to perform an act on him before she escaped over the back fence to a neighbour's house, where she called police.

Mr Avei allegedly fled the property but was later arrested.

The prosecution consented to bail for Mr Avei but asked for strict conditions.

In addition to the personal undertaking, he was required to produce a $10,000 surety and report to Kalgoorlie police three times a week.

He is due to face court again on January 31.

The West Australian

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