Police charge man over sexual abuse of girl at Albury

A man will appear in court today charged following an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage girl in the state’s south.

Last Wednesday (6 May 2020), detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 15-year-old girl had been sexually abused and was the subject of child abuse material.

Following inquiries, police attended a home in North Albury about 8.10am on Friday (8 May 2020) and arrested a 22-year-old man.

A crime scene warrant was executed at the property, with officers seizing a mobile phone and a ‘gel’ blaster gun.

The man was taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with three counts of sexual intercourse with a child (aged between 10 and 16), use child for purpose of producing child abuse material and possess unauthorised prohibited firearm.

Police will allege in court that the man had sex with the girl in his home on multiple occasions and harassed her to send sexually explicit images of herself to him.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Saturday (9 May 2020), and is next due to appear at the same court today (Monday 11 May 2020).

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.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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