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Charges laid over alleged sexual assault of two young girls

A man will face court today charged over allegedly sexually assaulting two young girls in the Lake Macquarie region.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl were sexually and indecently assaulted by a man known to them.

Following further inquiries, detectives, with the assistance of Australian Border Force (ABF), arrested a 59-year-old man at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay about 2.15pm yesterday (Monday 19 November 2018).

During a search of the man, investigators seized electronic devices and several USB drives.

He was taken to Day Street Police Station where he was charged with two counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age, and aggravated sexual assault – victim under the age of 16 years.

Police will allege in court the man sexually and indecently assaulted both girls at a property in the Lake Macquarie area in January 2018.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Central Local Court today (Tuesday 20 November 2018).

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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