Man charged over alleged repeated sexual assault of young relative

A 20-year-old man has been charged with three counts of sexual intercourse with a child, who is understood to be his young relative.

The man was taken into custody after detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad executed a crime scene warrant at a home at Richmond on Monday.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually and indecently assaulted the girl, now aged 15, on a number of occasions over a seven-year period.


The man, who is related to the girl, was also charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, and aggravated sexual assault.

He has been refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

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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