A SEVENTEEN-year-old youth from Cwmbran will appear in court next week after he was charged with common assault, assault by beating and two offences of sexual assaults upon a female.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Wednesday, April 19 following a Gwent Police appeal where an e-fit was used to help identify the individual.
He has been remanded in custody after appearing in court on Thursday – April 20 – morning and he will appear at Cwmbran Youth Court on Tuesday, April 25.
Last month, a girl was assaulted having just entered a lane at the side of Henllys Way, Cwmbran, which runs between Ty-Canol Row and The Neerings.
Detective Inspector Amanda Thomas said: “In March 2017, we appealed for information to identify someone that we wanted to speak to regarding a serious assault upon a young female near Neerings in Cwmbran.
“An e-fit of this male was also generated and circulated to the public.
“I would like to thank the public for their response to this appeal and for the many shares on social media that this generated.
"As the investigation progressed other victims were identified.
“I would like to update you that at 7.29am on Wednesday, April 18, officers arrested a 17-year-old male, who was later charged with common assault, assault by beating and two offences of sexual assaults upon a female.
“He was remanded in police custody and appeared in court this morning, Thursday, April 20.
“He has now been further remanded into custody and will appear at Cwmbran Youth Court on Tuesday, April 25.”