Man charged over alleged historical sexual assault of young girl - Greystanes

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 10:25:11 AM

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Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad detectives have charged a man over the alleged historical sexual abuse of a young girl in Sydney’s west.

In June last year, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl had been sexually abused by a man known to her.

Following extensive inquiries, a 61-year-old man was arrested at a home in Greystanes about 9.30am on Thursday 12 August 2021.

He was taken to Granville Police Station and charged with four counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age, and one count of sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years.

Police will allege in court that the girl – then aged between three and eight – was sexually abused on several occasions by the man between 2009 and 2014.

The man appeared at Burwood Local Court the same day, where he was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Wednesday 6 October 2021).

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

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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