A 79-year-old man has been arrested & charged over the alleged sexual assault of a 10-year-old Riverina girl in his care, and the production of child abuse material.
Earlier in the month, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports of the 10-year-old being sexually assaulted by her carer at a home in the Riverina.
The man was arrested by detectives at Wagga Wagga Police Station around 3:40pm Tuesday, January 15.
He was charged with four counts of child under 14 used in production of child abuse material, two counts of aggravated incite sexual act with a child aged 10-16, aggravated sexual intercourse with a child aged 10-14, sexual touching of a child aged 10-14, incite sexual act for production of child abuse material, and bestiality.
The man was refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court yesterday , where he was formally refused bail to re-appear at the same court on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
Alternate care arrangements have been made by the Department of Family and Community Services.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au