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Sexual assault suspect faces 34 more charges

A 44-year-old Lyneham man will be charged with an additional 34 offences after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman he had forcibly confined. 

The man was arrested on June 11 after a naked woman was found in the street by police in Lyneham, who alleged she had been confined to a nearby residence by the man for several days.

He was charged with four offences, forcible confinement, sexual intercourse without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and failure to appear.

Police say he will be charged with common assault (19 counts), assault occasioning actual bodily harm (6 counts), reckless threats to kill a person (3 counts), acts endangering health (2 counts), acts endangering life (2 counts), possessing an offensive weapon with intent and capturing intimate images.

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