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Woman Sexually Assaulted In Cairns CBD - Man Charged

A woman has been sexually assaulted in the Cairns CBD this week and a man charged.  

She was walking into a Grafton Street property just after 2.30AM on Tuesday when she was approached by a man who allegedly removed his shorts before grabbing the woman and attempting to remove her clothing.

The woman yelled for assistance, causing several members of the public to come to her aid as the man took off. 

The 36-year-old woman was not hurt.  

Police attended and spoke with the woman and commenced investigations.

Officers patrolling the CBD just after 10:00AM on Wednesday located a man near the intersection of McLeod and Shields Street.

A 24-year-old from Portsmith was taken into custody and subsequently charged with one count each of attempted rape and indecent assault.

He is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Thursday.