A MAN has been charged after an elderly woman was allegedly indecently assaulted during a break-in at a retirement village in the NSW Central West.
The 85-year-old woman was asleep in a unit of a retirement home on Adelaide Street, Blayney, about 11.40pm on Monday, February 11, when she was woken by someone touching her, she told police.
She said she saw a man in her room committing an act of indecency and challenged him. The man left the room and the woman walked him out of the unit.
The woman then saw him peering in through the window and notified police.
Following inquiries, police arrested a 41-year-old man at a Cowra home on Tuesday.
He was taken to Cowra Police Station and charged with aggravated break & enter and commit serious indictable offence, sexually touch another person without consent.
He was also charged with break & enter house and steal, receive property – theft, possess prohibited drug, and possess unregistered firearm.
These charges also relate to a break in at a commercial property in Blayney the same evening.
The man appeared at Bathurst Local Court on Wednesday, February 13 and was refused bail to appear at court on April 8.