A man and woman will face court on Monday after allegedly holding a woman against her will and assaulting her in the Hunter Region last week.
At about 3pm on Tuesday 14 April, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended a home on Capper Street, Telarah, following reports of a concern for welfare.
Upon arrival, police located a 28-year-old woman locked in a room suffering multiple injuries to her face and chest.
She was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.
A crime scene was established at the Telarah property and detectives commenced an investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home on Logan Road, Rutherford, at about 8am on Friday 17 April, where they spoke with a 30-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman.
Both were arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station.
The 30-year-old Telarah man was charged with aggravated sexual assault in company inflict actual bodily harm, take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm, and two counts of supply prohibited drug.
The 21-year-old Rutherford woman was charged with aggravated sexual assault in company inflict actual bodily harm, take/detain with intent to obtain advantage occasion actual bodily harm, take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm and possess prohibited drug.
Both were refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Saturday 18 April, where they were again refused bail to face the same court via video link on Monday.