Julie Power May 23, 2012
A brothel is helping police with their investigations into a woman who was knocked out and sexually assaulted by a man pretending to have car troubles.
The woman, 34, pulled over on Kyle Street, Rutherford, about 40 kilometres north west of Newcastle, about 5pm yesterday, to assist a man who had raised his car’s bonnet, police said.
The good Samaritan was then punched in the head and knocked out. When she regained consciousness, she and her car had been moved to a sales yard also on Kyle Street, police said.
Realising she had been sexually assaulted, the woman contacted emergency services. She was taken to John Hunter Hospital near Newcastle for treatment, police said.
The attacker is described as being Caucasian, aged in his late 30s to early 40s, with short light brown hair.
The man was with a red Holden Commodore sedan and was wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt, blue shoes with yellow laces and dark square sunglasses, police said.
The duty manager at the Orient Star brothel, which is located on the same street where the woman was assaulted, said she was reviewing the business’s CCTV footage to see if they had any information which would assist police.
Workers at the brothel were not worried about their safety because they had drivers who picked them up at the door, the duty manager said. The woman did not work there, she added.
Residents and businesses on Kyle Street said they did not know the woman when phoned by this website this morning.
Kyle Street has been industrialised over the past 20 years. It is now a mix of rural businesses and more industrial businesses.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
- with AAP