Man charged with child sex offences

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A 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged with a number of child sex offences.

Following an investigation by detectives attached to State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad, the man was arrested at Penrith Railway Station shortly after 9am today.

Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl on a number of occasions between November 2011 and January 2012.

The man, from Katoomba, was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with seven counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a child under 10 years of age.

The man appeared in court today and has been refused bail to reappear in November.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse and serious cases of neglect.

The squad works in partnership with the Department of Family and Community Services and NSW Health, with specialised tri-agency teams based at metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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