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Boy, 16, on sexual assault charge after meeting girl on social media, taking her to public toilet

Boy, 16, charged with alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl he contacted online before meeting her at a train station and taking her to city’s public toilets

  • Boy, 16, allegedly physically, sexually assaults girl after chatting on social media
  • They met at Kogarah station, Sydney, and its alleged he took her to a public toilet
  • St George Police alerted by a call from St George Hospital on Tuesday 
  • The boy was refused bail in Children’s Court and will reappear in June 

A teenage boy has been arrested and refused bail after allegedly sexually and physically assaulting a young girl in a public toilet after grooming her online.

The boy, 16, contacted the girl, who is aged under 16, on a social media app in March before arranging to meet her at Kogarah train station near his home.

Police allege he took her to a public toilet in the Kogarah town centre where he sexually assaulted and choked her, causing ‘actual bodily harm’.

A teenage boy has been arrested and refused bail for allegedly sexually and physically assaulting a young girl in a public toilet after grooming her online

Police allege he took her to a public toilet in the Kogarah town centre where he sexually assaulted and choked her, causing 'actual bodily harm'

Police allege he took her to a public toilet in the Kogarah town centre where he sexually assaulted and choked her, causing ‘actual bodily harm’

Officers were alerted by a call from St George Hospital that a young girl had been injured in an assault on Tuesday.

After local police investigated, the incident was taken up by the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

Specialist forensic officers established a forensic crime scene.

Detectives raided a home at Kogarah on Friday, seizing several items and arrested the boy, taking him to Kogarah police station.

He was was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault on a victim under the age of 16 years, aggravated sexual assault including inflicting ‘actual bodily harm on victim, choke etc’.

The boy was refused bail at the children’s court and will appear again on June 7.

Officers were alerted by a call from St George Hospital that a young girl had been injured in an assault

Officers were alerted by a call from St George Hospital that a young girl had been injured in an assault

‘The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect,’ a police statement said.

Police urged anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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