NSW man charged over historical child sexual assault

A man has been charged with the alleged sexual and indecent assault of a young girl in the state’s south more than 10 years ago, NSW Police say.

Earlier this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad recommenced an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a six-year-old girl at a family friend’s home in 2004.

The incident was reported to police at the time, but withdrawn before the investigation was finalised.

Following further inquiries this year, detectives arrested a 32-year-old man at a home at Glebe yesterday (5 July 2016).

He was taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 10, and aggravated indecent assault of a child under 10.

Police will allege the man sexually and indecently assaulted the young girl when she was visiting his home at Lavington on Wednesday 28 July 2004.

He was granted bail and is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Friday 22 July 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.

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