Clarence Crime
Clarence Crime

Fortune teller’s sexual assault of teen

AN INDIAN man allegedly lured a 14-year-old girl into his business with an offer of free fortune telling before sexually assaulting her.

Police will allege in court today that the man approached the teen in Sydney's south west at the weekend.

Detectives from the State Crime Command's Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad started investigating the traumatic incident on Sunday after receiving reports the girl had been sexually assaulted by the unknown man earlier that day.

With help from interpreters, investigators spoke with a 31-year-old man at a business on Macquarie Street in Liverpool before executing a crime scene warrant.

About 6pm on Monday, they were then alerted by the Australian Federal Police that the man was at Sydney International Airport and attempting to board a plane to Singapore.

The man was arrested and taken to Mascot Police Station where he was charged with two counts of intentionally sexually touching a child under 16 years of age, and three counts of aggravated sexual assault against a child under the age of 16 years.

The man was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today.

Inquiries are continuing.

- If you or someone you know is affected by sexual assault, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).



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