Man charged with multiple offences following an alleged 'serious sexual assault' at a care home in Oldham

A man has been charged in connection with an incident at a care home in Oldham during the early hours of Sunday (January 1) morning.
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Police were called to a care home in Oldham at 2.40am on Sunday January 1, 2023, following a report of a serious sexual assault of a resident.

Jake Astley was arrested at the scene and has been remanded in custody.

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Astley, 21, of no fixed address, has been charged with knowingly trespassing on a premises with intent to commit a sexual offence, committing an offence with the intention of committing a sexual offence, assault and affray.

Man charged in connection with an incident at a care home in Oldham.Man charged in connection with an incident at a care home in Oldham.
Man charged in connection with an incident at a care home in Oldham.

He will next appear at Tameside Magistrates Court on Tuesday January 3, 2023.

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Superintendent Philip Hutchinson, of GMP’s Oldham District, said: “This incident will have understandably caused distress to the care home residents and their families, staff and wider community and our thoughts are very much with the victim and her family, who are being supported by specialist officers.

“I would like to reassure the community that this type of incident is very rare and we have been working closely with our partner agencies, including Oldham Council, to ensure the safety and security of the residents and we are working around the clock to make sure the offender faces justice”.

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"If anyone has any further information, they can share about this incident then please contact GMP on 101 or report via the GMP website’s reporting tool: www.gmp.police.uk quoting log number 661 of 01/01/2023.

"Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."