His­tor­i­cal child sex charge

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page -

A MAN has this month been charged over the al­leged sex­ual as­sault of a fam­ily friend’s child in Mer­riwa more than 20 years ago.

Po­lice al­lege the 46-year-old man took the vic­tim, who was six or seven at the time, out­side and as­saulted her while others slept at the prop­erty in 1996. The of­fence was re­ported last year.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors charged the Cooloongup man with the in­de­cent deal­ing of a child un­der 13.

He is due in Joon­dalup Mag­is­trates Court on January 29.

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