Man charged with attempted murder, sexual assault of 9yo girl

A Queensland man has been charged with the attempted murder and sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.

The charges relate to an incident which occurred in the South Brisbane area on Monday, December 12.

Police say the man and young girl were known to each other.


The 43-year-old man from New Farm has been charged with one count of attempted murder, four offences in relation to sexual assault and one count each of indecent treatment of a child, deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm.

He has also been nabbed for the armed robbery of a taxi driver and the theft of his cab in Strathpine on the same day.

The man is due to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today.