A Canberra man broke into an ANU college early on Sunday morning where he sexually assaulted a female student and threatened to rape her, court documents allege.
Paul David Kelly, 38, was arrested later that day after police tracked down surveillance footage of him trying to use the student's stolen card, and later caught him standing by the allegedly stolen car of another student, the documents say.
Mr Kelly appeared briefly in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday where he was refused bail. He did not enter pleas.
Documents tendered to court allege the college student woke to find Mr Kelly, who was wearing a balaclava and carrying a large hiking backpack, touching her breasts.
She challenged the man, asking who he was and what he was doing. "You don't know me," it's alleged he replied.
It's alleged the man calmly walked to the corner of the student's room where he bent down and unplugged her laptop, before the student jumped out of bed and grabbed at the laptop with both hands.
When her roommates responded to the student yelling out, the man let go of the laptop and started walking out of the bedroom.
Before leaving he allegedly turned towards her and said, "I will rape you" and "I will come back and get you", it's alleged.
While waiting for police to arrive, the student, who had realised her phone and purse had been stolen, used the Find My iPhone app to see her mobile was only a few hundred metres away.
The phone was shortly after turned to airplane mode.
About an hour later, surveillance footage allegedly captured Mr Kelly at the Curtin Coles supermarket, where he attempted to use the student's bank card to buy an iced coffee and several chocolate bars.
When the transaction was declined because of a stop on the card Mr Kelly left the Coles and returned seconds later to use a Coles gift card to make the purchase.
Mr Kelly was arrested on Sunday while standing beside another student's car, that had allegedly been recently stolen from the ANU campus.
Police said they had earlier seen the car in Mr Kelly's Curtin driveway.
Officers allegedly found the female college student's cards tucked into the driver's side handle of the car and her car keys in the centre console.
Mr Kelly was charged with 10 offences, including committing an act of indecency without consent, driving a motor vehicle without consent, unlicensed driving, burglary, theft and possessing methylamphetamine.
The case is due back in court on October 14.