A man has been charged with sexually assaulting and abducting a woman at Byron Bay on the NSW north coast nearly 25 years ago.
The woman, then 23, was at home when she was confronted by a man unknown to her on the night of October 23, 1998.
The woman was assaulted, sexually assaulted, threatened and detained by the man for a period of time before he left, police said.
The case was reopened last year following a cold case review, resulting in police arresting a 49-year-old man in South Grafton on Wednesday.
He has been charged with aggravated break and enter, aggravated sex assault inflicting bodily harm and forcible abduction of a woman with intent.
He was refused bail to appear at Grafton Local Court on Thursday, where he was formally refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday.
Australian Associated Press
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