Man charged over WA cold case sex assault

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A 42-YEAR-OLD man has been charged over a sexual assault in Western Australia dating back more than 20 years.

Police say he was one of two people in a car who offered a woman a lift in Esperance, southeast of Perth, in March 1998.

It’s alleged the pair drove her to a secluded location where the driver dragged her into bushes and sexually assaulted her.

He’s been charged with aggravated sexual penetration without consent and deprivation of liberty and will appear in Esperance Magistrates Court on May 7.

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