NSW man charged over child sexual assault

A masseuse has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a child during an appointment in Southern NSW at the weekend, NSW Police say.

On Saturday 25 June 2016, an 11-year-old boy attended an appointment for a sports massage with a therapist in Griffith.

During the appointment, the male massage therapist allegedly sexually assaulted the boy.

The boy reported the incident to his mother, who contacted police.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation, and later that afternoon, arrested a 30-year-old man.

He was taken to Griffith Police Station and charged with two counts of have sexual intercourse with a child between 10 and 14 years, and aggravated indecent assault of a child under 16.

The man, a Taiwanese National, was refused bail to reappear at Griffith Local Court on Wednesday (29 June 2016).

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stopers.