Couple charged over alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a child

A man and woman have appeared in Wyong Local Court after being charged over the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a child.

In October, 2019, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation after receiving reports that a 14-year-old girl had been drugged, detained and sexually assaulted by a man and a woman she knew through a friend.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives executed a crime scene warrant at a property at Killarney Vale on May 22, before a 46-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were arrested at a property in Tumbi Umbi.

The pair were taken to Wyong Police Station.

The man was charged with five counts of aggravated intentionally do sexual act with child (aged between 10 and 16), four counts of intentionally sexually touch child (aged between 10 and 16), two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with child (aged between 10 and 16), take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage and assault child with intent to commit section 66C(3) offence.

The woman was charged with five counts of aggravated intentionally do sexual act with child (aged between 10 and 16), three counts of intentionally sexually touch child (aged between 10 and 16), take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage.

Police will allege in court that the pair provided the girl with drugs before sexually abusing her at multiple locations over several hours on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

The pair were refused bail and faced Newcastle Local Court on Saturday May 23, where the man was formally refused bail and the woman was granted strict conditional bail.

Both re-appeared at Wyong Local Court on Tuesday June 2.

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.

Source:
Press release, Jun 2
NSW Police Media

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