One of Australia’s Most Wanted arrested today

Officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command have arrested a man on the state’s Most Wanted List, following the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in the 1980s.

In January 1984, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a man along the Hume Highway near Marulan.

Following an extensive investigation, police from Monaro Local Area Command arrested a 46-year-old man in 2012 and charged him with detain for advantage and assault-related offences.

He pleaded guilty; however, a warrant was issued when he failed to appear at his sentencing hearing in January 2014.

The man was then added to the NSW Police Force’s Most Wanted list.

 Following investigations by officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command, a 48-year-old was arrested about 11.40am today (Friday 29 August 2014) at a home on Audie Parade, Berkeley Vale.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with fail to comply with reporting obligations; and a number of previous alleged offences including sexual assault, inflict actual bodily harm with intent, and detain for advantage and cause injury to victim.

He was refused bail, to appear at Gosford District Court today (Friday 29 August 2014).

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