A man and woman will face court today after being charged over the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a child on the NSW Central Coast.
In October last year, 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 Friday, 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 performing a sexual act with child (aged between 10 and 16), four counts of intentionally sexually touching a child (aged between 10 and 16), two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a child (aged between 10 and 16), taking or detaining a person in company with intent to obtain advantage and assaulting a child with intent to commit, section 66C(3) offence.
The woman was charged with five counts of aggravated intentionally performing a sexual act with child (aged between 10 and 16), three counts of intentionally sexually touching a child (aged between 10 and 16), taking or detaining a 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.
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 the man and woman are due to re-appear at Wyong Local Court on Tuesday.
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 information about this incident has been urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
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