Sydney teen charged with having sex with child he chatted with online

A 17-year-old boy will face court next month after being arrested and charged with two counts of having sex with a child in Sydney’s southwest last year.

In September 2015, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad Newcastle office commenced an investigation following reports a girl had been sexually assaulted.

Initial inquiries revealed the girl had exchanged social media details with a boy she met on Saturday 5 September 2015.


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It is alleged the boy and the girl continued to chat on social media, and he arranged a meeting with her the following day at Fairfield Railway Station.

The pair met and walked a short distance from the station before the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted.

Following extensive inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was arrested at Fairfield Police Station on Tuesday, where he was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with a child aged 14-16.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Wednesday 31 August.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.