Man to face court on sexual assault offences – Gateshead

A man has been charged with alleged sexual assault offences in the Lake Macquarie region.

In September 2019, detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District commenced an investigation after reports a 14-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a man known to her.

Following extensive inquiries, yesterday (Wednesday 16 October 2019) a 44-year-old man was arrested at a Gateshead address.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault under 16 years of age.

He was refused bail to face Belmont Local Court today (Thursday 17 October 2019).

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about a similar incident can contact Crime Stoppers in strict confidence on 1800 333 000 or

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