Man in court over online grooming, sexual assault of teen in Sydney’s south west, NSW

A man will face court today charged over the alleged online grooming and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Sydney’s south west.

Just after 7pm yesterday (Monday 18 January 2021), police were called to a home at Villawood, following reports a man was being detained by the occupants over an alleged sexual assault.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command attended and following inquiries, the 22-year-old man was arrested.

He was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with have sexual intercourse with child between 14 and 16 years and groom child for unlawful sexual activity.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he met via a social media application earlier this month.

The Bankstown man was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court today (Tuesday 19 January 2021).

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