MAN CHARGED OVER SEXUAL ASSAULT OF YOUNG GIRL IN LISMORE

A 38-year-old man has been charged after a young girl was allegedly sexually assaulted on Wednesday evening in Lismore.

Police say he approached an unknown 12-year-old girl in the CBD before attacking her in nearby bushland.

He’s facing several charges, including five counts of aggravated sexual assault.

The man was refused bail and will next appear in court in September.

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