Man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of girl

POLICE have arrested a man for the alleged sexual abuse of a young girl in his care following a tip-off from a member of the public. 

Detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad arrested a 65-year-old man at his home about 1.30pm today.

He was charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated indecent assault. 

He was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court tomorrow.

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