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Dad accused of sexually assaulting daughter after beating her mother (Bankstown, Australia)


Man accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old daughter after assaulting wife

Date March 13, 2015  
Emma Partridge

A man accused of hitting his wife before sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter at their Bankstown home will face court on Friday.

Police allege the 54-year-old man struck his wife a number of times during an argument just after midnight on Thursday.

She ran away from the house but the couple's children were left behind.

It is alleged the man threatened his children a number of times before sexually assaulting his daughter. The woman returned home and was allegedly assaulted again, police said.

Bankstown police were called to the house and arrested the man before charging him with 10 offences.

The charges included two counts of aggravated sexual assault, four counts of stalking /intimidation, two counts of common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

The man was issued with an interim apprehended violence order and was refused bail. He is due to appear before Bankstown Local Court on Friday.

Investigations by the Child Abuse Squad continue.

The squad comprises detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

The team works with the Department of Family and Community Services and NSW Health.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.