Assault charge in Mooroobool

A 28-year-old Westcourt man has been charged by detectives from the Cairns Child Protection and Investigatin Unit following investigations into an alleged break-in of a home in Mooroobool on Wednesday during which time a young girl was assaulted.

Police will allege the girl woke around 6.30am on February 20 to find a man lying in her bed. The man spoke to the girl and grabbed her by the shoulder and leg, before leaving a short time later.

The girl, who was visibly distressed but not physically injured, ran into her mother’s bedroom and alerted her.

The woman ran outside and observed a man on the driveway before he fled on foot.

Investigations by police resulted in officers attending a Westcourt home yesterday where a 28-year-old man was taken into custody.

He has been charged with one count each of assault, enter premises and commit an indictable offence and obstruct police and is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on March 8.

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