Father charged with sexual assault on 3yo girl
Updated July 25, 2012 17:54:37
A Hunter Valley man has been charged and refused bail after being accused of sexually assaulting his three-year-old daughter who has contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad launched an investigation after they were notified of the girl's diagnosis by doctors.
The 31-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.
He has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child under 16.
The Edgeworth man, who cannot be named to protect the girl's identity, faced Raymond Terrace Local Court this afternoon. He applied for bail but it was refused.
The matter has been adjourned to Newcastle Local Court on September 19.
First posted July 25, 2012 10:11:35