Police charge suspect in alleged Parap sexual assault

by | Apr 1, 2020 | Cops, News | 0 comments

Northern Territory Police have arrested and charged a man for the alleged sexual assault that sent a Parap woman to hospital on Wednesday, following tips from the public.

Detectives from the Sex Crimes Unit with assistance from Territory Response Group, and negotiators, arrested 25-year-old Troy Nathan Benning at a location in Moulden, around 7:20pm on Thursday evening

He was taken to the Palmerston Watch House where he remains in police custody.

NT Police said he is now facing 12 charges including two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, two counts of attempt sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated unlawful entry, aggravated robbery and assault, deprivation of liberty, make a threat to kill and a weapons offence.

Police bail has been refused.

Police said they were thankful to the public for their “assistance and information provided” in tips leading to his arrest.

Police had earlier identified Mr Benning as the suspect who they say allegedly sexually assaulted a woman after climbing into her first floor apartment via an unlocked balcony door in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police spokeswoman said the man forced the victim into her bedroom and assaulted her before running away.

Spokeswoman Lavinia Archibald said the victim suffered cuts and fractures to her face, a broken arm and cuts and bruises to her body and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital.

Teen girl arrested over alleged assault of a taxi driver

A teenage girl has been arrested over an alleged assault of a taxi driver with a knife, police have said.

NT Police spokeswoman Lavinia Archibald said in a statement that about 11:40pm on Sunday, two teenage girls allegedly approached a 24-year-old male taxi driver in a car park at The Narrows.

She said police allege one of the girls got into the passenger seat while the other went to the driver’s side window and demanded money from the driver.

Ms Archibald said the girl inside the car allegedly produced a knife and the victim sustained a small superficial wound that did not require medical treatment.

The statement said both girls then ran away.

Strike Force Trident detectives said they arrested a 15-year-old girl on Wednesday, and alleged she was aggressive and spat at an officer on the way to the Palmerston Police Station.

Ms Archibald said she had been charged with assault with an intent to steal, possessing a controlled weapon at night, and assaulting police, and was remanded in custody to appear in the Darwin Youth Justice Court on Thursday.

Aerial searched fail to find man missing for ten days

Police are searching for a man with dementia who has been missing from Alice Springs for 10 days, police have said.

NT Police Sergeant Lee Bauwens said despite extensive aerial and land searches, Daniel Plain has not been located since he went missing on March 23.

He said Mr Plain suffers from dementia and believes he may have intended to travel “to places from his past”.

Sgt Bauwens said they believe Mr Plain was last seen in the Larapinta area on March 25.

“Police and the family of Mr Plain hold grave concerns for his welfare,” he said.

“We ask for the public to actively be on the lookout for Mr Plain. It has now been over a week since he has been sighted so no piece of information is insignificant.”

If you have information you can call police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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