Man facing multiple rape charges over Gold Coast attacks 15 years ago

A 47-year-old man’s been arrested and charged with multiple counts of rape over attacks on a girl 15 years ago on the Gold Coast.

Police claim the assaults on the girl, who was known to him, took place at Ormeau and Pimpama as well as Waterford West, Beerburrum and Caboolture between 1997 and 2002.

The man, from Gympie, is facing five counts of rape, two of attempted rape and 15 counts of indecent treatment of a child while she was under 12 and under 15 and is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on November 14.