Police charge man over sexual and indecent assault of teenage girl – Belfield

Detectives have charged a man over the alleged sexual and indecent assault of a teenage girl in Sydney’s south west last year.

In November 2018, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 13-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a man known to her.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 22-year-old man at Burwood Local Court about 10am yesterday (Thursday 27 June 2019).

The man was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault – victim under the age of 16 years, and indecent assault person under 16 years of age.

Police will allege in court that the man, who was a family friend, gave the girl alcohol and drugs before sexually and indecently assaulting her at a home in Belfield on Friday 31 August 2018 and Sunday 2 September 2018.

He was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Friday 28 June 2019).

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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