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Female Corrective Services officer allegedly assaulted at Muswellbrook facility

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A man is set to appear in court next month following allegations a female Corrective Services NSW officer was assaulted at a Muswellbrook facility.

On Sunday 20 February, detectives from Hunter Valley Police District began an investigation after receiving reports the staff member had been assaulted and detained by an inmate at St Heliers Correctional Centre.

Following inquiries, a 50-year-old man was arrested at another facility, this time in Goulburn, about 9am on Tuesday 3 May.

He was taken to Goulburn Police Station, where he was charged with five offences, including:

Inflict actual bodily harm with intent to have sexual intercourse with victim;

Kidnap with intent to commit serious indictable offence occasion actual bodily harm;

Assault law enforcement officer (not police) inflict actual bodily harm;

Stalk/harass/intimidate law officer (not police officer); and

Commit s114 offence, having previous conviction.

The man was issued a Court Attendance Notice and remanded in custody, to appear at Muswellbrook Local Court on Tuesday 28 June.

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