Handyman charged over alleged sexual act with teen

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A MAN will face court today after he was charged with the sexual assault of a teenager while he was a handyman 16 years ago.

Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged a 44-year-old man as a result of their investigation into alleged historic child sexual abuse incidents.

It is alleged between January and December 2004, the man who was a local handyman and gardener in the Carlisle and Kewdale areas, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

The man has been charged with sexual penetration of a child over 13 years and under 16 years and indecently dealing with a child over 13 years and under 16 years.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates’ Court today.

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.

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