An Alice Springs woman woke to find a man lying on top of her in her bed at 3:30am Saturday morning, leading to a struggle with the intruder before the man fled, NT Police said.
The 30-year-old man was later arrested by the NT Police and charged on Saturday with aggravated unlawful entry and attempted sexual assault.
Police said they responded to a call by the resident after she was awoken by the male lying on top of her.
The woman received minor injuries during the struggle.
“Crime Scene Examiners provided information to Task Force Viper, Alice Springs CIB and general duties members who worked together to locate the man and arrest him,” Superintendent Michael Schumacher said.
“A concerted effort by NT Police led to this male being taken into custody.”
The man was arrested Saturday afternoon around 2:00 pm and was later charged.