Horrific details emerge about how Brett Anthony Crawford allegedly raped a 90-year-old woman after breaking into Bateau Bay, NSW aged care home
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
A man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into an aged care home and raping an elderly woman – as police reveal he was out on bail for several serious offences.
Brett Anthony Crawford, 34, who is also known as Brett Ralph, allegedly broke into the facility in Bateau Bay, on the NSW Central Coast, about 12.40am last Wednesday.
Police will allege he used bedding to silence the woman’s ‘cries for help’ and pinned her to the bed with such force he ‘tore the skin’ on her arms.
He then allegedly sexually assaulted her before stealing some of her belongings and fleeing the scene.
The woman allegedly suffered ‘extensive injuries’ to her arms and legs but managed to alert staff. She was then rushed to hospital in a serious condition.
Police were called to the aged care home and immediately set up a crime scene.
The State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad promptly set up Strike Force Easterbrook to investigate the incident.
Two days later, detectives raided a property at The Entrance about 9.20pm and found electronics, SIM cards and clothing.