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Appeal after arrest for sexual offences

POLICE have appealed for help after a man was charged over a series of alleged break-ins and sexual offences in the Burwood and Campsie areas.

With investigations continuing, Campsie superintendent Kerrie Lewis asked the public if they’ve seen any males acting suspiciously outside their premises, particularly bedrooms, or seen sitting in a white van in various states of undress and performing indecent acts, to please come forward if they haven’t already.
Earlier this week, detectives from Burwood and Campsie Police Area Commands commenced joint inquiries under Strike Force Julie after identifying links between break-ins, sexual offences and stalking incidents in their local areas since October 2019.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives, assisted by Bass Hill Region Enforcement Squad, raided a home at Campsie last Thursday.
The man allegedly fled through a window and onto the roof before breaking a hole through the roof of a neighbouring home. He was located a short time later hiding in a cupboard under the kitchen sink.
The 38-year-old man was arrested and treated for superficial injuries at Canterbury Hospital before being taken to Campsie Police Station where was charged with carry out sexual act with another without consent, two counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, two counts of enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there; aggravated break and enter with intent-knowing person there, break and enter, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indict offence-deprive liberty.