Man charged with child sexual-assault offences

A man will face court today charged with 13 counts of sexualintercourse with a person under ten-years-old, and three counts of aggravatedindecent assault against the same child.
Nanjing Night Net

Detectives from the Child AbuseSquad (Bathurst) have been investigating the incidents, which they will allegetook place in the Blue Mountains between January 2003 and February 2008.

It will be further alleged thatat the time of the first incident, the female victim was five-years-old.

As a result of their inquiries,detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Tamworth about 1.40pmyesterday.

During the search, officersseized mobile phones and computer equipment for forensic examination.

A 46-year-old man was arrested andcharged with 13 counts of sexual intercourse with a person under ten-years-old,and three counts of indecent aggravated assault.

The man was refused bail andwill appear in Tamworth Local Court today.

State Crime Command’s ChildAbuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained ininvestigating crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical andemotional abuse and serious cases of neglect.The squad works in partnership with the Department of Family and CommunityServices and NSW Health, with specialised tri-agency teams based atmetropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad (Bathurst) have been investigating the incidents, which they will allege took place in the Blue Mountains between January 2003 and February 2008.

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