There have been two alleged male sexual assaults in NSW during the last month.

On May 14 an 18-year-old man left a party in Katoomba with a 22-year-old male, for a lift to Sydney.

It is alleged the 22-year-old pulled into a park and allegedy forced the 18-year-old to perform a sexual act on him and sexually assaulted him, before stealing the victim’s wallet and mobile phone.

The victim fled the man’s car in Linden and sought help from a council worker.

The following day police arrested Timothy Scott Alderson in Blackheath.

On May 20, Alderson was refused bail at Lithgow Local Court, charged with 16 offences including sexual intercourse without consent, assault with an act of indecency and detaining a person with the intent to obtain advantage.

On June 1, detectives from Manning-Great Lakes local area command arrested a 42-year-old man in Taree and seized several items for forensic testing.

The man was taken to Taree police station and later charged with two counts of sexual assault and two of indecent assault. He was refused bail at Taree Local Court the next day.

ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said the Anti-Violence Project had received three reports of male-on-male sexual assaults over the past two years.

“Research indicates that most victims of male-to-male sexual assault don’t report the crime due to issues relating to stigma, misunderstanding, and lack of support for male victims,” he said.
ACON encourages anyone who may be apprehensive about reporting a same-sex sexual assault to contact the Anti-Violence Project who can support them in dealing with police.

info: NSW Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 424 017; Australian Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Line: 1800 200 526; Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW: 8594 9596 or 1800 184 527 outside Sydney; ACON/AVP: 1800 063 060 or visit www.acon.org.au
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