Man charged over historical alleged indecent assault of young girl at a day care centre, NSW

A man will re-appear at court today charged over the alleged aggravated indecent assault of a young girl at a Riverina child care centre a decade ago.

In March 2018, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl had been indecently assaulted by a man at a child care centre at Ariah Park between 2008 and 2009.

As a result of inquiries, detectives travelled to Victoria to speak with a 31-year-old man in September 2018.

Following further investigation, the 31-year-old man was arrested at a home at Ariah Park about 3.30pm last Friday (25 January 2019).

He was charged with aggravated indecent assault-victim under the age of 16 years.

Police will allege in court that the man indecently assaulted the then two-year-old girl while she was attending day care at the home of his relative.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Wagga Wagga Local Court, where he was granted strict conditional bail to re-appear at the Temora Local Court today (Friday 1 February 2019).

Police have notified the Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate, NSW Department of Education and Communities, who have served a prohibition notice on the director of the child care centre.

Inquiries are continuing.

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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