PICTURED: Champion boxer accused of raping a schoolgirl who was sleeping over at her friend’s home in Sydney’s affluent northern beaches
- Champion boxer Marc Bargero has been accused of sexually assaulting a teen
- He fought the likes of Anthony Mundine at the peak of his boxing career
- He was allegedly staying at a friend’s house where the girl also was staying
Champion boxer Marc Bargero, who fought the likes of Anthony Mundine in his heyday, is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
The 15-year-old woke up during the alleged assault, which police believe occurred on June 6 inside a home in Belrose, in Sydney’s northern beaches.
Bargero was reportedly friends with the homeowner, whose teenage daughter invited the young girl who was allegedly assaulted over for a sleepover.
The 51-year-old was arrested the night after the alleged incident, but released pending further inquiries, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Champion boxer Marc Bargero (right), who fought the likes of Anthony Mundine (left) in his heyday, is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl
‘Following further inquiries, the man was re-arrested at Wyong Police Station on Wednesday. He was charged with having sexual intercourse with a child between 14 and 16,’ police said in a statement on Thursday.
Police have allegedly categorised the alleged offence as ‘serious’ and have a strong case.
If convicted, the SMH suggests he will ‘likely be given a custodial sentence’.
Bargero was granted conditional bail to appear in court again in August.
His bail conditions include not contacting the alleged victim, her friend or the girl’s mother.
He is also not to consume alcohol or drugs and surrended a $10,000 surety, while another ‘responsible person’ forfeited an additional $5,000 surety.
He must also stay at his Wyongah home on the Central Coast and not be in the company of any person aged under 18.
Court documents reveal he has never been convicted of a crime.
More to come.