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Man to face court today charged with allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl

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A MAN will face court today (Thursday March 5) charged with allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Late last year (Wednesday, December 11, 2019) a search warrant was executed at a Thirroul home as part of an investigation by Wollongong Police into alleged child abuse offences.

During the course of the warrant, officers seized electronic devices for forensic examination. A man was arrested at the time and is now before the courts.

Last month (Saturday, February 8), a woman reported to police that a man had sexually abused her on a number of occasions in 2008, when she was 14-years-old.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives yesterday (Wednesday, March 4) arrested a 31-year-old man at Tarrawanna.

Police will allege in court the man had a number of folders on his computer containing child abuse material. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station, where he was charged with procure child for unlawful sexual activity, four counts of have sexual intercourse with person between 14 and 16 and possess child abuse material.

The man was refused bail and is due to face Wollongong Local Court today ( March 5). Inquiries are continuing.


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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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