Woman from Central Hunter abducted then found near Glen Innes

A man has been charged with a string of offences after a woman from the Central Hunter area was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted.

The 33-year-old woman was allegedly taken against her will just after 3am Friday.

Central Hunter police raised the alarm to other commands across the state, along with the Robbery & Serious Crime Squad and Dog Squad.

Following an extensive search, the pair were found at a property at Red Range, 30km east of Glen Innes, just after 5.30pm Saturday.

The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to Glen Innes Police Station where he was charged with:

  • Take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage occasioning actual bodily harm
  • Aggravated sexual assault – deprive liberty (DV);
  • Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (DV);
  • Contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO (DV);
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (two counts)
  • Demand property with menaces with intent to steal, and
  • Break, enter and steal.

The man was been refused bail and is due to appear before Armidale Local Court on Sunday.