Elderly woman ‘sexually assaulted’ during ‘aggravated break-in’ in Concord
A man has been charged for allegedly breaking into an elderly Sydney woman’s home and sexually and physically assaulting her.
Emergency services were called to the woman’s Concord home in Sydney’s inner west just before 4am on Saturday.
It’s alleged the man broke into the woman’s home and assaulted her before fleeing.
He’s also accused of stealing a wallet and cash from the house.
She suffered cuts and bruises and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
She has since been discharged into the care of her family.
NSW Police established Strike Force Nelumbo to investigate the incident.
Following inquiries, a 28-year-old man was arrested in Homebush about 5pm on Sunday.
Detective Acting Superintendent Chris Goddard said the man’s alleged crimes were some of the worst he had seen in a 30-year policing career.
“It’s certainly a very appalling attack, in my opinion, horrendous crimes,” Goddard told reporters on Monday.
“Some of the most heinous crimes in the crimes act have been committed upon this poor, defenceless, vulnerable member of our community,” he alleged.
He added the alleged attack on the woman was “purely random” and “opportunistic”.
The 28-year-old man was charged with several offences including aggravated break and enter, aggravated sex assault, sexually touch another person without consent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail to appear before Burwood Local Court on Monday.