Maroochydore security guard faces further Sunshine Coast sexual assault charges

A man accused of sexually assaulting 24 women on the Sunshine Coast has been charged with additional offences.

The 23-year-old, who was arrested in March, is said to have met some of his victims while working in approved places in Maroochydore.

The series of sexual offenses were allegedly committed against victims between the ages of 15 and 20.

Police allege the assaults occurred over a two-year period.

The final 24 charges relate to the alleged assault of five of the women and include charges of rape, deprivation of liberty, incapacity to commit an indictable offense and criminal harassment.

The Maroochydore man now faces a total of 63 charges and will be in court again on Friday.

Police will allege the man’s offense involved a long series of incidents, including harassment, hacking into computer devices, accessing social media accounts, breaking into a house and exercising coercive control over victims.

Police launched Operation Uniform Strix after receiving a report from one of the women through the Queensland Police Service’s (QPS) Alternative Reporting Option (ARO).

Police said Operation Uniform Strix was ongoing and led by Sunshine Coast detectives in conjunction with the Sexual Crimes Group in Brisbane.

“Anyone wishing to file a complaint with the police for sexual violence can do so via the via ARO, the official online reporting system,” said a QPS spokesperson.

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