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HUNTER MAN SENTENCED OVER MULTIPLE SEXUAL ASSAULTS

A Hunter man has been sentenced to a maximum 40-years jail, for assaulting more than a dozen women he’d met online.

28-year-old Andrew Benn from Rothbury sexually or indecently assaulted 14 women and girls as young as 15, between 2012 and 2017.

Benn organised to meet his victims after speaking to them on sites such as Facebook and Tinder.

He’ll spend at least 30-years behind bars and won’t be able to apply for parole until 2047.

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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

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