Police arrest man over sexual assault

Detectives from Knox Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team have arrested and charged an Upwey man following an investigation into a sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl.

The incident occurred on Saturday 5th September about 4.30pm when the girl was sexually assaulted near Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on the Ferny Creek bike trail in Ferntree Gully about 5pm on Friday 11 September and has been charged with sexual assault of a child under 16 and possess child abuse material.

He has been bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

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