Police charge man over historical sexual assault of child at Albury

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged historical sexual assault of a child in the state’s south.

In September 2020, officers from Murray River Police District established Strike Force Lepemi to investigate reports a teenage girl had been sexually assaulted as a child by a man who was known to her.

Following extensive inquiries, a 34-year-old man was arrested at a home in Huon, Victoria, on Monday 22 February 2021. He was later extradited to NSW, where he was charged with sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years, and two counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted a girl – then aged seven – on multiple occasions between 2010 and 2011 in the Lavington area.

The man remains bail refused and is due to face Albury Local Court today (Monday 1 March 2021).

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