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Bungalow break-in and sexual assault


Cairns detectives yesterday charged a 39-year-old Bungalow man with several sex and property related offences.

Around 8am yesterday, police allege the man attempted to gain entry to a home in Winkworth Street Bungalow before exposing himself to a woman.

The man left a short time later, however forced his way into a nearby unit before sexually assaulting a woman whilst she slept. The man fled after the woman woke and began shouting at him.

It's further alleged the man performed sexual acts on himself in public on two occasions in Bungalow, received tainted property, burgled a home in Bungalow and stole a wallet before using a credit card fraudulently to purchase goods.

The 39-year-old man has been charged with three counts of indecent acts and one count each of sexual assault, fraud, receiving tainted property. He has also been charged with two counts of burglary and commit and indictable offence.

The man is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court today.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink and quote this reference number: QP2002538472