Police charge man over sexual abuse of young girl – Hunter region

A man will face court today charged over the alleged sexual abuse of a young girl in the state’s Hunter region.

In January 2020, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl was sexually abused by a man known to her.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 60-year-old man at a home in the Hunter region about 4pm yesterday (Monday 13 January 2020).

The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with three counts of sexual intercourse with child under the age of 10 years, intentionally sexually touch child under 10 years, and intentionally incite child under 10 years to sexually touch them.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually abused the girl – aged eight – numerous times at a home in Raymond Terrace between 2019 and 2020.

He was refused bail and will appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Tuesday 14 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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