Sex offence charges laid by child abuse detectives

A MAN has been charged with child sex offences after allegedly abusing a girl in his care. 

Detectives began investigating reports the girl, now aged 13, was sexually assaulted several times between 2012 and 2015 in the Riverina region.

A 44-year-old relative was arrested at a home in Muswellbrook on Wednesday. 

He was charged with six offences and was denied bail in court. 

He will return to the Wagga Local Court on September 20.