A 34-year-old man has been charged with raping a 90-year-old woman after he allegedly broke into a New South Wales nursing home last week.
The elderly woman underwent treatment for serious injuries after she was allegedly sexually assaulted in the Bateau Bay facility on the Central Coast in the early hours of last Wednesday.
Detectives raided an address in The Entrance on Friday night.
During the search, police allege they located electronics, sim cards and clothing relevant to their investigation. The items were seized to undergo forensic examination.
Police then arrested the 34-year-old man at a home in Caves Beach on Monday evening.
He allegedly tried to flee and was taken to hospital for treatment to minor arm injuries.
After he was released, the man was taken to Belmont police station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter, inflicting actual bodily harm with intent to have sexual intercourse, aggravated sexual assault (break and enter) and aggravated sexual assault (inflict actual bodily harm on victim).
He was refused bail to appear at Belmont local court on Tuesday.