Man arrested over sexual assault

An Upwey man has been arrested and charged following an investigation into a sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl in Upper Ferntree Gully.

The incident occurred on 5 September about 4.30pm, when the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted near Willow Road.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on the Ferny Creek bike trail in Ferntree Gully about 5pm on 11 September.

Detectives from Knox Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team charged him with sexual assault of a child under 16 and possess child abuse material.

He has been bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

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