NSW police charge man over sexual assault of teenage girl at Port Macquarie

A man will face court today charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl on the state’s Mid North Coast last month.

In September 2020, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 14-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a man at Port Macquarie.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested an 18-year-old man at a service station in Port Macquarie about 11am on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

The man was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station and charged with sexual intercourse with a child under 16 years, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and intimidation.

Police will allege in court that the man met the child while busking in the Port Macquarie area before sexually assaulting her.

The man appeared at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 23 September 2020, where he was formally bail refused to reappear at the same court today (Wednesday 7 October 2020).

Investigations are continuing.

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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