Kidnap Teen 'Molested By Abductor'
A MAN sexually molested a 13-year-old girl after abducting
her from her Newcastle home yesterday morning, a
New South Wales court heard today.
The Newcastle man, 29, armed with a syringe, snatched
the teenager from her bed and later demanded a ransom
from her family, police alleged.
He has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, two
counts of aggravated break and enter, taking and detaining
a person with intent to obtain an advantage, car theft, and
driving while disqualified.
He forced the girl into the family's car before driving
around Newcastle trying to use a keycard stolen from the
girl's home, police alleged.
The girl's father called police after receiving a ransom
Police recovered the girl three hours after her abduction,
in what was described as a covert operation near Argenton,
west of Newcastle.
The girl has been reunited her family.
The man did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to
reappear in the same court via video link on October 12.