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Third person charged after teenage girl allegedly detained and assaulted in Sydney's west

Thursday, 21 October 2021 09:04:20 AM

PLEASE NOTE: Media are reminded of their obligations under s15A of the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 and s105 of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

A second woman has been charged after a teenage girl was allegedly detained and assaulted in Sydney’s west earlier this year.

In July 2021, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Tumbridge to investigate reports a 14-year-old girl had allegedly been detained for several hours, assaulted and supplied drugs by a man and woman known to her.

So far during the investigation, a man and woman – aged 24 and 39 – have been charged for their alleged roles in the incident. They remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, police attended an address in Ermington just after 8pm yesterday (Wednesday 20 October 2021) and arrested a 25-year-old woman.

She was taken to Parramatta Police Station and charged with kidnap in company with intent serious indictable occasion actual bodily harm, stalk and intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (personal), and damage property by fire/explosive with intent to injure.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Thursday 21 October 2021).

Investigations under Strike Force Tumbridge are continuing, and further arrests are expected.

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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