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Man charged over alleged sexual assault of a young child - SCC Child Abuse Squad

Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:03:00 AM

A man has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a child he met at a south-western Sydney church at the weekend.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl had been sexually assaulted by a man within the church facilities.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a 66-year-old man at a home at Ashcroft yesterday (Wednesday 12 April 2017).

The man was taken to Cabramatta Police Station and charged with sexual intercourse – child under 10.

Police will allege the man sexually assaulted the girl at a gathering after church last Sunday (9 April 2017).

The man was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today (Thursday 13 April 2017).

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious 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/. Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

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