A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl multiple times at a home on the NSW Central Coast.
The man is accused of having sex with the girl several times at a home at Umina Beach in May.
Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad were alerted to the allegations last month.
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Following investigations and numerous attempts to locate the man, he was arrested by officers from Gosford Target Action Group at his home in Woy Woy just after 3 pm yesterday.
The man was taken to Gosford Police Station, where he was met by detectives and charged with two counts of have sexual intercourse with a person aged 14-16.
Police say the man is known to the girl.
The 21-year-old was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Gosford Local Court today.
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