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Man pleads guilty to raping seven-year-old girl in Kogarah Sydney dance studio bathroom

Paroled rapist, 55, pleads guilty to choking and sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl in a dance studio bathroom

  • Anthony Sampieri, 55, pleaded guilty to raping and choking a seven-year-old girl
  • The convicted rapist sexually abused the girl in a dance studio bathroom 
  • Charges relating to using child to make child abuse material were withdrawn

A convicted rapist has admitted he raped a seven-year-old girl he’d choked and detained in a Sydney dance studio bathroom.

Anthony Peter Sampieri, 55, on Thursday pleaded guilty to three counts of child rape and seven other charges in Sydney’s Central Local Court after the attack in a Kogarah dance studio bathroom in November 2018.

As a result of the guilty pleas, five charges relating to alleged assaults and using a child to make child abuse material were withdrawn.

Anthony Peter Sampieri (pictured), 55, on Thursday pleaded guilty to three counts of child rape and seven other charges in Sydney’s Central Local Court after the attack in a Kogarah dance studio bathroom in November 2018

Sampieri physically and sexually assaulted the girl in the bathroom (pictured) of a Kogarah dance studio

Sampieri physically and sexually assaulted the girl in the bathroom (pictured) of a Kogarah dance studio

A bearded Sampieri appeared via video link as his lawyer, Penny Musgrave, entered the pleas on his behalf.

He was committed to Downing Centre Local Court for sentence on June 21.

The court previously heard how Sampieri had waited in a public toilet cubicle used by a dance studio before sexually attacking the young girl when she entered just after 7.30pm on November 16.

The rape only ended when a man entered the toilet cubicle and caught Sampieri with his pants around his ankles.

He was stabbed several times by Sampieri during a scuffle.

By this stage the young girl had been missing from the dance class for close to 30 minutes. 

A dentist, who had been working in the building, then intervened and managed to restrain Sampieri while they awaited for police to arrive.       

During previous appearances the court heard how Sampieri had waited in a public toilet cubicle used by a dance studio before sexually attacking a young girl when she entered just after 7.30pm on November 16

During previous appearances the court heard how Sampieri had waited in a public toilet cubicle used by a dance studio before sexually attacking a young girl when she entered just after 7.30pm on November 16 



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