43yo Upwey man arrested over sexual assault of 11yo girl

Detectives from Knox Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team have arrested and charged an Upwey man following an investigation into a sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl.

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The incident occurred on Saturday 5th September about 4:30pm when the girl was sexually assaulted near Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on the Ferny Creek bike trail in Ferntree Gully about 5pm on Friday 11 September and has been charged with sexual assault of a child under 16 and possessing child abuse material.

He has been bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court.

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