A woman has been charged after a 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, drugged and assaulted in Sydney’s west earlier this year.
In July, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Tumbridge to investigate reports a teenage girl had been detained, assaulted and supplied drugs by a man and woman known to her.
As a result, detectives arrested a 24-year-old woman at Berkshire Park on Sunday and charged her with kidnap in company with intent serious indictable offence occasion actual bodily harm.
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The woman was also charged with supply prohibited drug, steal from person, intimidation and damage property by fire with intent to injure.
“Police will allege in court that the woman drove the girl to a hotel in Parramatta, where she was supplied methylamphetamine (ice) and gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB),” NSW Police said.
“It will be further alleged that the girl was then taken to a unit in Greenacre, where she was sexually and physically assaulted.”
The woman was refused bail to reappear at Bankstown Local Court today.
Police said investigations into the incident are continuing, with further arrests expected.
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