Police charge man over sexual abuse of woman and two girls at Kempsey

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged sexual abuse of two girls and a woman on the state’s Mid North Coast.

In October 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl was sexually assaulted by a man known to her.

During the course of the investigation, officers received reports a further girl and woman had been sexually assaulted by the man, who was also known to them.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 34-year-old man at Kempsey about 12.45pm yesterday (Thursday 2 January 2020).

He was taken to Kempsey Police Station and charged with sexual intercourse with person under age of 10 years (DV), aggravated sex assault- victim under the age of 16 years, have sexual intercourse with person between 14 and 16 years, aggravated sex assault- threat to inflict actual bodily harm with weapon, sexual intercourse without consent (x3).

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted two girls – aged five and 14 – and a woman – aged between 22 and 24 – between 2006 and 2015.

He was refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court today (Friday 3 January 2020).

Investigations are continuing.

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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