A man and woman will face court today after being charged over the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a child on the NSW Central Coast.
In October last year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation after receiving reports that a 14-year-old girl had been drugged, detained and sexually assaulted by a man and a woman she knew through a friend.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives executed a crime scene warrant at a property at Killarney Vale on Friday 22 May 2020, before a 46-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were arrested at a property in Tumbi Umbi.
The pair were taken to Wyong Police Station.
The man was charged with five counts of aggravated intentionally do sexual act with child (aged between 10 and 16), four counts of intentionally sexually touch child (aged between 10 and 16), two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with child (aged between 10 and 16), take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage and assault child with intent to commit section 66C(3) offence.
The woman was charged with five counts of aggravated intentionally do sexual act with child (aged between 10 and 16), three counts of intentionally sexually touch child (aged between 10 and 16), take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage.
Police will allege in court that the pair provided the girl with drugs before sexually abusing her at multiple locations over several hours on Thursday 3 October 2020.
The pair were refused bail and faced Newcastle Local Court on Saturday 23 May 2020, where the man was formally refused bail and the woman was granted strict conditional bail.
Both the man and woman are due to re-appear at Wyong Local Court later today (Tuesday 2 June 2020).
The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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