A man will reappear in court today charged with 28 child abuse-related offences following an investigation into the sexual and physical abuse of a teenage girl in Sydney's south-west.
State Crime Command's Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad detectives commenced an investigation in December last year following reports a teenage girl had been sexually abused by a man known to her.
Police say detectives arrested a 23-year-old man at Campbelltown Police Station following extensive investigations at 12.30pm on Tuesday, December 22 2020.
He was charged with 28 offences, including:
- groom child under 14 years for unlawful sexual activity,
- intentionally sexually touch child between 10 and 16 years (x6),
- intentionally do sexual act with child between 10 and 16 years (x8),
- have sexual intercourse with child between 10 and 14 years (x10),
- assault occasioning actual bodily harm,
- common assault (x2), and,
- possess child abuse material.
Police say they will allege in court that the man sexually abused a teenage girl - then aged 13 - on multiple occasions between December 2019 and December 2020.
The man appeared at Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday, December 23 2020, where he was formally refused bail to reappear before the same court today (Wednesday, February 24 2021).
Investigations are continuing.
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