Sunday, May 26, 2024

Man drugged then sexually abused girl

WA Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged a 44-year-old man over the indecent assault of a 13-year-old girl in Thornlie on Sunday.

Police say the man struck up a conversation with the girl at a shopping centre in Thornlie.

A short time later the pair went to another location where Police allege the man gave the girl a substance before indecently assaulting her.

Police attended the location and found the victim unconscious. She was conveyed to Perth Children’s Hospital.  

Yesterday, Child Abuse Squad detectives located and charged the 44-year-old man from Thornlie with:

• Two counts of Procured a Child of or over 13 years and under 16 years to Engage in Sexual Behaviour; 
• Two counts of Indecently Deals with a Child over 13 years and under 16 years;
• One count of Stupefy with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence; and
• One count of Supply a Prohibited Drug (Cannabis).

He is due to appear before the Armadale Magistrates Court today.

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