January 22, 2020 11.50 am This story is over 51 months old

Homeless teen named and charged over Lincoln sexual assault

He will appear in court today

Police have named and charged a 19-year-old after a woman was sexually assaulted in Lincoln city centre.

Christopher Maynard, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and was at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on January 22.

He was remanded in custody before his next hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on February 24

As previously reported, a woman walking near the Tentercroft Street car park was approached and assaulted by a man at around 6.30am on Saturday, January 18.

Additional patrols were put in place, and the lead investigating officer at Lincolnshire Police warned women not to walk alone in the dark while the suspect was on the loose.

Investigating officers located the man, who is now in police custody.

Detective Inspector David McKean of the Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit previously said: “We arrested a 19-year-old man at 9.30pm on January 20.

“If you have experienced an incident of a similar nature in the Tentercroft Street area and haven’t yet spoken with us, please make contact as this may help our investigation.”

Anyone with questions, concerns or information, should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 86 of January 18.