Man charged with sexual assault of neighbour’s 11-year-old niece

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    NOTE: This article references sexual abuse and child sexual assault

    A man has been charged with sexually assaulting his neighbour’s 11-year-old niece.

    According to reports, the girls’ aunt arrived home on December 15th to see the man in the act and, despite attempts to restrain him, he escaped.

    Police investigating the matter found out that the suspect had come to the house when he realized that the girl’s father was not at home.

    A manhunt was launched and the suspect was arrested and charged with one count of sexual penetration of a minor.

    He is due before a Siparia magistrate today.