First image of British ski instructor accused of Jindabyne sex attack
This is the young British ski instructor arrested and charged over an alleged assault and sex attack in the Snowy Mountains.
Matthew Williams, 28, is accused of stalking a 25-year-old man and 22-year-old woman from a Jindabyne pub to their home early on Thursday morning.
Mr Williams then allegedly knocked the male unconscious, before raping his female friend.
Today the ski instructor faced Queanbeyan Local Court, charged with aggravated sexual assault, grievous bodily harm and two counts of assault.
There was no application for bail and it was formally refused. The matter will return to court in a couple of weeks.
Outside court Mr Williams’ lawyer Luke Vozella told 9NEWS he had “nothing to say.”
The alleged victims, who were tourists, have since returned to their home city.
"They are recovering as well as can be expected from their physical injuries but clearly they have a long way to go in terms of the psychological impact it's no doubt having,” Detective Acting Superintendent Tom Barnes told reporters in Sydney yesterday.
On Sunday, the male alleged victim returned to the scene of the crime on Kosciuszko Road in Jindabyne to recreate for police what took place.
Police have appealed for anyone with information or dashcam footage from that time to come forward.
There was a heavy police presence in the town over the weekend, and Snowy Monaro Region Councillor Rogan Corbett said there's no need for other visitors to be alarmed.
"Don't be afraid to come and enjoy our alpine area, because it is a safe area," he said.
The town of Jindabyne is at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is a popular tourist destination during winter.
Thousands of people are expected to visit the ski fields over the coming months.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.