11yo girl indecently assaulted by man during home break-in

An 11-year-old girl has been indecently assaulted during a break-in on the NSW south coast.

Police say that some time between 8.45pm and 10pm last night, an unknown man broke into a home at Lake Tabourie and indecently assaulted a young girl in her bedroom.

It’s believed the girl was home alone at the time and the man fled the scene once the child’s mother drove into the driveway.


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Officers from Shoalhaven Local Area Command attended and conducted an extensive search for the man; however, he was not located.

A crime scene was established at the home, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad, with assistance from local police, are investigating the incident and are appealing for assistance to identify and locate the man.

He is described as being of a large build, and at the time of the incident, he was wearing a long dark-coloured coat.

Investigators are urging anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area, or who has information that may assist, to come forward.