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Attempted Rape Sees Court Sequel


Police have charged a 20-year-old Kowinyama man after the alleged sexual assault of a 26-year-old Cairns woman at Wangetti Beach on Saturday.

Police say the man approached a woman who was taking photos on the side of the Captain Cook Highway before asking for a lift to his car.

The woman then agreed to walk with him on Wangetti Beach where the man allegedly sexually assaulted the woman and tried to rape her before she managed to flee from the beach.

The man has been charged with one count of assault with intent to rape and is expected to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday.