Arrested on Dec 29, 2016, the 24-year-old man (identity withheld due to age of girl) was brought to the Central Committal Court hearing on Thursday where his charge was read and explained to him in court.
Magistrate Ben Kome explained the committal Court process to the defendant before adjourning the case to next month. Police will continue investigating to produce his files in court.
Summary of facts before the court states he allegedly sexually assaulted the girl on Dec 23, between 10 and 11am while she was alone at home.
The victim’s parents had left the house that day when he went to the house, grabbed her, tied a laplap around her mouth and violated her in her room.
She was later found at the river by her aunty, still bleeding after she passed out.
She has received medical treatment.