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Man, 55, accused of raping a seven-year-old girl at a Sydney dance studio now faces 100 charges

Man, 55, accused of raping a seven-year-old girl at a Sydney dance studio now faces 100 charges after being accused of two more sick sex offences

  • Alleged attacker, Anthony Sampieri, accused of assaulting girl in horrific attack 
  • The 55 year-old appeared in court on Thursday over the November 2018 attack  
  • Sampieri charged with 100 offences over the attack at a Kogerah dance studio 

An alleged pedophile accused of raping a girl in a south Sydney dance studio has been slapped with fresh charges at his latest court appearance. 

Anthony Peter Sampieri, 55, allegedly raped, choked and filmed a seven-year-old girl he held captive in a Kogarah dance studio bathroom in November.

Two adults burst in and Sampieri allegedly stabbed one before being subdued,  arrested and hauled before the courts on child rape and assault charges. 

Alleged rapist Anthony Peter Sampieri, 55, faces 100 charges after his last court appearance

He allegedly raped, choked and filmed a seven-year-old girl he held captive in a Kogarah dance studio bathroom (pictured)

He allegedly raped, choked and filmed a seven-year-old girl he held captive in a Kogarah dance studio bathroom (pictured)

Strikeforce Berliet detectives charged Sampieri – who’s in custody – with two new counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10 when he faced Central Local Court on Thursday.  

The new charges relate to the same alleged attack in Kogarah, AAP understands, and brings his total count to over 100 alleged offences.

The case’s notoriety prompted more alleged victims of Sampieri to come forward since November and, ahead of a court appearance in January, he was charged with making dozens of offensive phone calls.

The seven-year-old was allegedly attacked at the St George Dance Centre in Kogarah, south of Sydney, about 8pm on Thursday (pictured)

The seven-year-old was allegedly attacked at the St George Dance Centre in Kogarah, south of Sydney, about 8pm on Thursday (pictured)

Sampieri’s months-long spree saw him make as many as 15 calls on a single day, according to court documents.

He allegedly made 13 calls in November. Three of those were on the afternoon of November 15 – just four hours before he is accused of going into the dance studio.

Two weeks after Sampieri was arrested a leading senior constable was suspended with pay following an internal investigation into the handling of a complaint prior to the alleged attack.

Sampieri did not apply for release on Thursday and it was formally refused.

He is expected to face the same court again on May 30.      

Two adults burst in and Sampieri allegedly stabbed one (pictured) before being subdued, arrested and hauled before the courts

Two adults burst in and Sampieri allegedly stabbed one (pictured) before being subdued, arrested and hauled before the courts 

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