Police appeal for information after reports young girl sexually assaulted at Port Stephens


Detectives are appealing for information as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a young girl near Port Stephens almost two years ago.

Earlier this month, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl had been sexually assaulted by an unknown man at Nelson Bay last year.

Investigators have been told the girl – then aged 11 – was at Dutchmans Beach Reserve when she was approached by an unknown man, before being taken to nearby bushes and sexually assaulted.

The incident is believed to have occurred between 11am to late afternoon on Sunday 27 January 2019.

The man has been described as being aged in his 60s or 70s, with an olive complexion, grey hair below his ears and a moustache.

He is believed to have been wearing a black t-shirt.

As investigations continue, detectives are appealing for public information – including any photographs, video recordings or dashcam footage – from Dutchmans Beach Reserve on Sunday 27 January 2019.

Anyone who has information about the incident is urged to come forward immediately.

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 serious cases of neglect.

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