A man will reappear in court today charged following an investigation into the alleged sexual and physical abuse of young girls in Sydney’s south-west.
In September last year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports three girls had been sexually abused by a man known to them.
Following extensive investigations, Queensland Police Service’s Child Protection Officers, assisted by Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad detectives, travelled to Noosa in Queensland on Monday 22 February 2021, and arrested a 44-year-old man on three outstanding NSW arrest warrants.
The man appeared before Maroochydore Local Court the same day, where his extradition to NSW was applied for and granted.
On Tuesday 23 February 2021, detectives escorted the man to NSW, where he was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with 45 offences including;
- sexual intercourse with a child under 10 years (x12)
- sexual intercourse with child between 10 and 14 years (x10)
- sexual intercourse with child between 14 and 16 years (x4)
- indecent assault child under 16 years (x12)
- common assault (x3)
- incite person under 16 years to commit act of indecency
- supply prohibited drug to child under 16 years (x3).
Police will allege in court that the man sexually and physically abused three young girls – then aged between four and 16 – on multiple occasions between 1999 and 2017.
The man was refused bail to appear before Central Local Court on Wednesday 24 February 2021, where he was formally refused bail to appear before Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
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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