A 59-year-old man has been charged with the repeated sexual assault of a young girl in Newcastle.
A man has been charged with the repeated sexual assault of a young girl in Newcastle.
Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad began investigating last month after receiving reports the girl had been sexually abused by a man known to her last year.
The 59-year-old man was arrested at a home in Beresfield, in Newcastle's north-west, just after 10am yesterday.
Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted the girl, who was aged between 11 and 12 years old at the time, on multiple occasions last year.
He has been charged with three counts of sexual intercourse with a child, intentionally doing a sexual act with a child and two counts of intentionally sexually touching a child.
The man appeared before Raymond Terrace Local Court yesterday, where he was refused bail.
He is next scheduled to appear before Maitland Local Court on Wednesday, October 28.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/newcastle-man-charged-repeated-sexual-assault-girl-11/454d8570-551c-43bb-a9f2-b7f29f921d3a