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Builder Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Flood Victim Faces More Charges

UPDATE | The builder accused of sexually assaulting a woman while assessing flood damage at her property in Townsville, now faces even more charges.

It is alleged the man was employed to undertake renovation and repair work at two addresses, one at Wulguru in April 2018 and one at Kirwan in March 2019.

In both cases he allegedly touched the female occupants of the home inappropriately and in one case, also sent inappropriate text messages.

A 46-year-old man has been charged with two counts of common assault, two counts of sexual assault and one count of unlawful stalking.

He is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on April 16.

Anyone who may be aware of similar incidents in the Idalia, Rosslea, Hermit Park or Kirwan areas – particularly after this year’s floods – should contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

EARLIER | A builder is accused of inappropriately touching a woman while assessing flood damage at her home.  

It will be alleged a man was assessing flood damage at a home when he inappropriately touched a woman without her consent on March 27.

A 46-year-old Jensen man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault.

He is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on April 16.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may be aware of similar incidents in the Idalia, Rosslea, Hermit Park or Kirwan area to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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