Man charged over alleged sexual assault of 14yo girl

A Queensland man has been charged with child sex offences allegedly committed against a young girl in the NSW Riverina more than twelve years ago.

NSW detectives, with the assistance of the Townsville Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit, managed to track down the now 37-year-old in Townsville on Monday following ongoing investigations.

He was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offences of sexual intercourse with a person aged over 14 and under 16 years (four counts), and two counts of aggravated indecent assault.


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Police say the charges relate to an incident in 2006, in which a 14-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in her home in Lavington, near Albury, by a man known to her.

The man is due to appear in Albury Local Court on Tuesday 18 December.

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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