Police charge woman over sexual abuse of girl in Hunter region

A woman will re-appear in court charged over the alleged sexual abuse of a girl in the Hunter region in 2017.

In October 2017, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a girl had been sexually abused.

Detectives charged a 53-year-old man in April 2018. The man, who is known to the girl, remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 40-year-old woman, who is also known to the girl, was arrested at Waratah Police Station about 10.15am yesterday (Monday 20 May 2019).

She was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with child under age of 10 years (DV).

Police will allege in court the woman sexually assaulted the girl – then aged seven – at a home in the Hunter region in June 2017.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court yesterday where she was granted conditional bail to re-appear at Maitland Local Court on Wednesday 17 July 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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