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Man accused of attempted sexual assault charged


A 23-year-old man accused of attempted sexual assault has been charged.

Police alleged the man went to a Parramatta Park unit around 12.30am on Tuesday and knocked on the door, before forcing his way in and pushing the 55-year-old female occupant back onto a bed. 
It will be further alleged the man was carrying a knife at the time and threatened the woman.
She has allegedly fought off the man and he fled from the scene.
The woman was not physically injured.
Police arrested the man around 2.30pm in a Cairns North park.
He was taken into custody and charged with one count each of enter dwelling with intent and assault with intent to commit rape.