A second person has been charged after a teenage girl was allegedly detained and assaulted in Sydney’s west earlier this year.
In July 2021, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Tumbridge to investigate reports a 14-year-old girl had allegedly been detained for several hours, assaulted and supplied drugs by a man and woman known to her.
Earlier this month, a 24-year-old woman was charged for her alleged role in the incident and remains before the courts.
Following further inquiries, a 39-year-old man was arrested following a vehicle stop in Ryde about 11.30am yesterday (Tuesday 12 October 2021).
During a subsequent search, police allegedly located and seized methylamphetamine in his possession.
The man was taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, steal from the person value less than $2,000, and three counts of supply prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear in Hornsby Local Court today (Wednesday 13 October 2021).
Investigations under Strike Force Tumbridge are continuing, and further arrests are expected.
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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