Police charge man over sexual assault of teenage girl – Belmore

A man will appear in court today after being charged by detectives investigating the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl earlier this year.

In March 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man she had met briefly on a previous occasion.

Following an appeal to the community earlier this week, a 24-year-old man attended Campsie Police Station just after 9.30am yesterday (Thursday 1 August 2019), where he was arrested by Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad detectives.

The Lakemba man was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with child (aged between 14 and 16 years), two counts of aggravated sex assault- victim under the age of 16 years, and intentionally sexually touch child (aged between 10 and 16 years).

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted the girl at two locations in Belmore on Tuesday 26 March 2019.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Friday 2 August 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.

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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