A man will face court today accused of supplying a teenage girl with drugs and alcohol before choking and sexually assaulting her in a car in Newcastle.
The girl went to John Hunter Hospital to get treatment for injuries to her neck. It was there she revealed she had been sexually assaulted by a man known to her earlier this month.
Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation, and on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old man at Waratah Police Station just after 6pm.
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He was charged with aggravated sexual assault – inflict actual bodily harm on victim, and two counts of aggravated sexual assault – victim under the age of 16 years.
Police will allege in court that the man supplied the girl with alcohol and prohibited drugs before choking her and sexually assaulting her in a car in the Newcastle area on June 5.
He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.