Man charged with sickening rape and murder of 11yo girl

A MAN has been charged with the sickening rape and murder of Zoe Buttigieg, an 11-year-old girl, who was allegedly killed during a party at her mother’s home.

Victoria police confirmed a 29-year-old man had been charged on Wednesday afternoon with one count each of murder, sexual penetration of a child under 16 and indecent act with a child under 16.

The offender was arrested on Sunday morning after attending a party at the home of the young girl.


He was placed under police guard in a psychiatric unit at Wangaratta District Base Hospital before he was officially charged.

He is due to face Wangaratta Magistrates court today.