- Girl, 90, allegedly raped in an aged care residence
- Police have arrested a 34-year-old man
A person has been arrested after allegedly breaking into an aged care residence and raping an aged lady – as police reveal he was out on bail.
Brett Anthony Crawford, 34, who’s often known as Brett Ralph, allegedly broke into the power in Bateau Bay, on the NSW Central Coast, about 12.40am final Wednesday.
As soon as inside, he allegedly assaulted and sexually assaulted a 90-year-old lady who was not identified to him.
Police will allege he used bedding to silence the lady’s ‘cries for assist’ and pinned her to the mattress with such pressure he prompted accidents to her legs and arms.
The lady was rushed to hospital the place she was handled for severe accidents.
Police have been referred to as to the aged care residence and instantly arrange a criminal offense scene.
The State Crime Command’s Intercourse Crimes Squad promptly arrange Strike Drive Easterbrook to analyze the incident.
Two days later, detectives raided a property at The Entrance about 9.20pm and located electronics, SIM playing cards and clothes.
Brett Crawford has been charged after allegedly raping a 90-year-old lady
The gadgets have been seized to endure forensic examination.
Following additional inquiries, detectives attended a Caves Seashore residence about 7.30pm on Monday, the place Crawford was arrested whereas allegedly making an attempt to flee from police.
He was taken to hospital for minor accidents to his arm.
On his launch, he was taken to Belmont Police Station the place he was charged with a number of offences.
They embody aggravated break and enter and commit severe indictable offence-use violence, inflict precise bodily hurt with intent to have sexual activity with sufferer, aggravated sexual assault – break and enter with intent, and aggravated sexual assault – inflict precise bodily hurt on sufferer.
He was refused bail to seem earlier than Belmont Native Court docket on Tuesday.
Crawford is because of face court docket afterward Tuesday
Police will allege Crawford was on bail for a number of severe offences on the time of the alleged incident.
Intercourse Crimes Squad commander Detective Superintendent Jayne Doherty mentioned his alleged motive remained a thriller.
‘Hopefully that can come out all through the court docket course of,’ she informed reporters at a press convention on Tuesday.
‘To this point we haven’t been capable of finding out any connection between this male, the aged care facility and the lady previous to the fee of this (alleged) offence.
‘Numerous safety was in place and since this incident they’ve truly employed further safety to ensure their residents really feel safer, and so they’ve performed a security danger of the power to improve wherever doable.’
Supt Doherty mentioned it was not identified why the person allegedly selected that aged care facility.
‘We are able to’t discover any connection previous to this. All we are able to assume is that it was an opportunistic incident,’ she mentioned.
‘We spent fairly a variety of days looking for him; we’ve had assist from the neighborhood, from numerous businesses to attempt to native areas to establish this man, and to trace him down which finally led us to an handle at Caves Seashore yesterday.’