NSW policeman arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting two women


Policeman, 31, to face court after allegedly raping and stalking two women

  • Officer has been charged with stalking and sexually assaulting two women 
  • Joshua Rootton stood down over the charges which relate to women aged 26
  • The policeman will face court on Wednesday with his employment under review 

A NSW Police constable has been stood down after being charged with stalking and sexually assaulting two women.

Strike Force Mattm was formed by Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command to investigate a number of alleged stalking, sexual assault and domestic violence-related offences against two women, both aged 26.

Constable Joshua Rootton, 31, attached to a Central Metropolitan Region command, was arrested on Tuesday.

A NSW Police constable has been stood down after being charged with stalking and sexually assaulting two women (stock image)

A NSW Police constable has been stood down after being charged with stalking and sexually assaulting two women (stock image)

He was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, three counts of stalking with intent to cause fear, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, accessing restricted data held on a computer, public office misconduct and maliciously damaging property.

He will appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.

The officer has been stood down and his employment status is under review.

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