Man allegedly filmed attack on 7yo girl in dance studio toilet

A MAN charged with having sexual intercourse with a seven-year-old girl in the toilet of a Sydney dance studio has faced court.

Anthony Peter Sampieri appeared in Waverley Local Court via video link on Monday, charged with a string of offences over the horrific November 15 attack.

The 54-year-old is accused of sexually and physically assaulting the young girl in the bathroom of a dance studio in Kogarah, with police charges revealing he allegedly filmed the attack on his mobile phone.


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He’s also accused of repeatedly stabbing a parent who came to the child’s aid after allegedly finding her in a toilet cubicle with the man.

The parent was rushed to hospital for treatment and has since been released.

Sampieri was also taken to hospital where he remained in the custody of Corrective Services NSW during treatment.

After being deemed fit by doctors, he was taken to Maroubra Police Station on Sunday afternoon where he was charged with 10 offences including sexual intercourse with a child under 10, aggravated kidnapping, choking a person with intent to commit an indictable offence, using a child under 14 to make child abuse material, aggravated indecent assault, two counts of aggravated act of indecency being filmed and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was also charged with two counts of wounding or grievous bodily harm with intent over the stabbing.

Sampieri did not apply for bail and it was formally refused. He’s due to appear in court again on January 23.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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