Man charged with sexual offences against teenager


    Please Note: this story contains references to child sexual abuse, sexual assault


    A 33-year-old man is due to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with seven counts of sexual penetration of a teenage girl.

    Around 3pm on February 24th 2020, the victim – who was 13 years at the time – ran away from home and went to the home of the accused in Rousillac.

    She was lying on a bed, when the accused allegedly began kissing her on her mouth and neck and had sexual intercourse with her.

    15 minutes after, he allegedly repeated the act.

    The man also allegedly had sexual intercourse with the girl on five other occasions, between February 25th and 29th, 2020.

    On Saturday, officers went to the home of the accused, where he and the victim were found lying on a bed.

    The suspect was arrested while the girl was taken into the care and custody of the TTPS’ Child Protection Unit.