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Melbourne Woman Held Captive And Sexually Assaulted

A woman was repeatedly sexually assaulted and threatened with a crossbow while she was held captive for four days after an online hook-up, Victorian police say.

The 39-year-old connected with the man via a dating app several weeks ago and they met on March 25 at a suburban business, it was reported on Tuesday.

He allegedly held the Vietnamese woman captive at his Darley home, northwest of Melbourne.

"The victim was then imprisoned inside the property and threatened with a number of weapons, including a crossbow," police said in a statement.

Friends of the woman contacted the man asking about her whereabouts and he allegedly let her go on Friday.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries to her head and body.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and is expected to be charged later in the day.

AAP

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