Man extradited over alleged sexual assault of young boy

Faces court on Tuesday.

Man extradited over alleged sexual assault of young boy

A man has been extradited from Queensland over the alleged historical sexual assault of a young boy on NSW’s Central Coast.

Earlier this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young boy was sexually assaulted by a man known to him in 2009.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators from the Child Abuse Squad, The Entrance were granted an arrest warrant for a Queensland man.

With the assistance of Queensland Police Service’s Rockhampton Child Protection Investigation Unit, a 29-year-old man was arrested at Rockhampton and appeared at Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Detectives sought and were granted his extradition to NSW.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Central Local Court yesterday, charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, victim under 16.

Police will allege the man sexually assaulted the boy – then aged seven – when visiting at his home.

He was formally refused bail to appear t the same court next Tuesday.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.