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Man charged with kidnapping 9yo girl at Casino

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Police say the man grabbed the girl as she was playing with a friend in the yard at around 6pm on Monday and rode with her on his motorised scooter to a nearby park in Sheppard Street.

He allegedly made an indecent proposition to her. She declined and ran home, informing her mother.

Police were called, and Casino detectives are investigating the incident.

At 4.40pm yesterday (Tuesday), police arrested the man in Casino. He was charged with detaining for advantage, inciting a victim under 10 years to an indecent act and common assault.

He was refused bail to appear before Casino Local Court today (Wednesday).


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