Deprivation Of Liberty Charge At Newtown

Queensland Police have charged a man following an alleged deprivation of liberty incident at Newtown last night, March 2.

It will be alleged around 11:15pm, a 36-year-old woman was at a venue in the Toowoomba CBD before entering what she believed to be a rideshare vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man, drove the woman to a Newtown address, and took the woman into a structure on the property.

The woman has been able to notify a friend, who then contacted police.

Officers arrived at the address a short time later and took the man into custody.

The woman was transported to Toowoomba Base Hospital for assessment.

The 24-year-old Newtown man has been charged with deprivation of liberty.

He was refused police bail and is to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on March 4.

Toowoomba detectives are urging anyone who has had similar experiences to come forward.

Alternative Reporting Options provide victims with an online alternative for reporting sexual assault. ARO gives the victim the opportunity to provide police with the circumstances of their assault, with the option of remaining anonymous.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at

If you’ve experienced sexual assault, it is not your fault and you are not alone. There are multiple ways to report what has happened to you depending on your situation.

If there’s an immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000). You can also report online via:, over the phone or face to face at a police station.

There are also Alternative Reporting Options available depending on your situation.

For confidential information, counselling and support, call the State-wide Sexual Assault Helpline on 1800 010 120 or 1800 RESPECT for 24-hour help.

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