Man charged with sexually assaulting 92yo, in 'heinous' Sydney attack
Police say an elderly woman in Concord was subject to a 'heinous' and 'appalling' attack early Saturday when a man allegedly broke into her home, sexually assaulted her and stole her purse.
Print text onlyPrintCancelA man has been charged after he allegedly broke into a 92-year-old woman's home in Sydney's inner west and sexually assaulted her at the weekend.The woman's family called for help after she activated her medical alert device around 4:00am on Saturday from her Concord home.
Police attended and were told a man broke into the home and physically and sexually assaulted the woman before stealing her wallet and fleeing the home.The woman was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises.Following an investigation, 28-year-old Craig Anthony Wheatman was arrested in Homebush yesterday evening.
He was charged with four offences, including aggravated sexual assault inflicting bodily harm and aggravated break and enter.At a press conference this morning, police described what they believed to be an opportunistic attack as "heinous"."It's probably one of the most appalling I've seen in 30 years of policing," Detective Acting Superintendent Chris Goddard said. headtopics.com
"It's a heinous crime ... they're some of the most significant charges in the crimes act ... these offences carry significant jail time."Obviously a 92-year-old person, frail of age, those injuries will take some time to heal."Detective Acting Superintendent Goddard said the woman had been released from hospital and her family were now caring for her.
"She's very strong willed and very positive about this whole thing," he said.Mr Wheatman didn't appear in Burwood Local Court this morning and did not apply for bail when his matter was heard.He has not entered a plea and his matter has been adjourned until March 13.Read more: ABC News »
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Bring back the death penalty just for this heinous scumbag and then abolish it again. He's a horrible excuse for a human being, no doubt we will hear about his disadvantaged childhood, his mental illness or drug addiction, no excuse warrants what he did. My hope is he gets a punishment to fit the crime not just a slap on the wrist.
He needs to be charged with attempted murder What a monster! bring back public executions Sometimes you just wish that it was civilised to chemically castrate such a beast. They are going to love him in jail. So shocking what’s wrong with the world we live in. 92 year old 😟