Man charged over 1989 sexual assault of girl in Girrawheen

A MAN has been charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Girrawheen 27 years ago.

It will be alleged the incident took place in a vacant house on the evening of October 28, 1989.

After an investigation by the State Crime Operations Squad, a 51-year-old man has been charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated indecent assault.

He has also been charged with deprivation of liberty and one count of threatening to injure or cause detriment to prevent, hinder or compel a person doing an act.

The man is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.