Man charged with sexual assault of a woman in South Belfast


Viale Malone

A 35-year-old man has been charged with alleged sexual assault in Belfast.

On Thursday, March 17, investigators charged him with assaulting a 19-year-old woman on Malone Street. Several crimes, including rape, sexual assault and theft.

A PSNI spokesperson added: “She will appear in Belfast District Court on Tuesday 22 March.

As usual, all charges are dealt with by the prosecution.”

An earlier police statement said: “A woman was reported to have been walking on Malone Street at approximately 6pm when she was forcibly taken to a nearby house and was assaulted by an unknown man.”

Investigative Chief Inspector Carrie Brennan added, “I would like to acknowledge the tremendous courage of this young woman who came forward.

“We assure you that we have specially trained officers who treat victims with sensitivity and respect. We will closely investigate relationships, maintain decisions, and hold all persons involved in any form of violence accountable for their crimes.” I will continue to call anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence with the police on 101, or the emergency number 999.

Source: Belfastlive


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