Moss­man rape charge

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A 30- YEAR- OLD Moss­man man has been re­manded in jail with­out bail af­ter al­legedly vi­o­lently at­tack­ing and rap­ing a 30-year-old Moss­man woman.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred last Sun­day when the woman was attacked in her home just af­ter mid­day, af­ter a vi­o­lent strug­gle the woman sus­tained a se­vere lac­er­a­tion to her arm and bruis­ing and swelling to her face.

She was trans­ported to Moss­man Hos­pi­tal and later trans­ferred to Cairns Base Hos­pi­tal for surgery.

Po­lice ar­rested the man around 3.30pm that day and charged him with two counts of bur­glary, two counts of as­sault with in­tent to rape, one count of un­law­ful wound­ing and one count of rape.

He was held in cus­tody be­fore ap­pear­ing in the Cairns Mag­is­trates Court On Novem­ber 11, where he was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear in the Cairns Mag­is­trate’s Court on Jan­uary 29.

It is un­der­stood the man has pri­ors and was out on pa­role at the time of the in­ci­dent.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Trevor Per­ham said the of­fender was not known to the vic­tim and it ap­peared to be a ran­dom op­por­tunis­tic at­tack.

‘‘The level of vi­o­lence demon­strated by the of­fender dur­ing this at­tack of great con­cern,’’ he said.

‘‘This in­ci­dent demon­strates that even in rel­a­tively safe com­mu­ni­ties of Moss­man and Port Dou­glas, we are not im­mune to in­fre­quent acts of vi­o­lence, it still pays to be se­cu­rity con­scious and take com­mon sense mea­sures around your home.’’

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