A MAN in his 20s has been arrested and charged after police allege he followed an 18-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her before she was able to escape and run home.
Hunter Valley Police District officers were called to Waverly Street at Scone about 12:50am on Sunday after reports a woman had been assaulted.
Police were told the young woman had been followed and assaulted by a man before she was able to flee the scene and run home.
After an extensive investigation, a search warrant was executed at a home on St Aubins Street at Scone about midday today.
During the search, investigators seized several items for forensic analysis.
A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station where he was charged with sexual touching; common assault; choking and intimidation.
He was refused bail and will appear at Singleton Local Court on Wednesday.