Charges laid in connection to downtown Victoria chemical liquid attacks

A man has been charged with 10 counts of sexual assault with a weapon after Victoria Police said women were splashed with an unknown liquid. (Black Press Media file photo)

Charges linked to chemical liquid attack in central Victoria

Ten counts of sexual assault with a weapon established

Charges have been laid over a series of chemical liquid attacks in Victoria starting in November 2022.

A statement from Victoria Police said women aged between 15 and 48 were “sprayed or splashed” with an unidentified liquid as they walked or sat in central Victoria.

“Some women described a burning sensation and reported that the substance damaged the fabric of their clothing,” the statement read. “The fluid is believed to be a corrosive substance.”

The VicPD launched an investigation on December 30 and arrested a suspect. On March 14, Victorian resident Sean O’Reilly was charged with 10 counts of sexual assault with a weapon, police said.

O’Reilly is currently awaiting trial and is subject to conditions.

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