Newcastle man charged with rape and murder of baby girl

A 24-year-old Newcastle man has been arrested and charged with the rape and murder of a three-month-old girl. 

A Newcastle man has been accused of sexually assaulting and killing a three-month-old girl. Picture: NCA Newswire / Gaye GerardSource:News Corp Australia

A Hunter Valley man has been accused of sexually assaulting and killing a three-month-old girl earlier this year.

The 24-year-old was arrested at a home in Maitland, NSW, an hour west of Newcastle, on Wednesday.

He was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with murder and sexual intercourse with a child, police said.

The arrest came after months of investigation by a strike force that was established after the infant died.

The baby girl was found in a unit on Fowler Street in Newcastle’s Hamilton South suburb on the morning of August 4 this year.

She was unresponsive and taken to John Hunter Hospital where she was declared dead.

The man is expected to appear in court later on Thursday.








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