Young girl allegedly indecently assaulted by man ‘known to her’

A MAN has been charged after he allegedly indecently assaulted a young girl who was known to him at a home in Sydney’s west.

Detectives launched an investigation last week after receiving reports an 11-year-old girl had been assaulted last Thursday.

Police will allege in court that the girl was indecently assaulted by a man at a western Sydney home and when he was confronted about the alleged incident the following day, he fled on foot.


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Officers launched a search for the man, and just before 11am on Monday he was arrested at Schofields.

The 32-year-old was taken to Riverstone Police Station where he was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault.

The man was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today on Tuesday 23 October.

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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