Man, 29, charged over alleged sexual assault of young girl

| 25.02,19. 01:05 AM |




Man, 29, charged over alleged sexual assault of young girl


A family member of the victim held the suspect until police arrived. Source: AAP/File

A young girl has allegedly been sexually assaulted by a man who was staying next door to her family’s home in a West Australian suburb.


The accused, a 29-year-old man, was temporarily staying at a neighbouring property to the girl when he allegedly broke into her home, south of Perth, and assaulted her on Saturday morning, police said.


While the age of the child has not been released, police have confirmed she was under the age of 13.


A family member of the young girl saw the man inside the home and held him until police arrived.


The man has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual penetration of a child under 13, attempted sexual penetration of a child under 13, three counts of aggravated indecent dealing of a child under 13 and aggravated burglary.


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