NSW Police detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad have charged a man over the alleged sexual assault of two teenage girls on the Northern Beaches.

Following reports in May this year, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation that two teenage girls had been sexually assaulted by a man known to them.

After extensive inquiries, a 20-year-old man was arrested at Sutherland Police Station about 11.00am yesterday (Tuesday, 10 August) and charged with four counts of have sexual intercourse with child (between 14 and 16 years), and intentionally sexually touch child (between 10 and 16 years).

NSW Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted the girls who were aged 14 and 16 at the time, on numerous occasions in Sydney’s north between November 2020 and May 2021.

The man from Kirrawee, near Sutherland, was initially refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court yesterday (Tuesday, 10 August). He was granted strict conditional bail to reappear at Hornsby Local Court on Wednesday, 01 September 2021.

Investigations into the alleged assaults are continuing and further charges may be laid. 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.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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