Man faces court for sexual assault on teen

A man will reappear in court today charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl in the state’s south earlier this year.

Last month, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 14-year-old girl was assaulted by a man known to a relative at Albury in September 2019.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested a 20-year-old man at a home at West Albury about 9.15am on Thursday 4 June 2020.

During a subsequent search of the man, police seized a small plastic bag containing cannabis.

He was taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault (victim aged under 16), intentionally sexually touch child (aged between 10 and 16) and possess prohibited drug.

It has been alleged in court that the man pinned the girl down and performed sexual acts upon her despite numerous requests for him to stop.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Friday 5 June 2020, where he was granted conditional bail to reappear at Albury Local Court today (Tuesday 28 July 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.

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