A man has been arrested after the alleged sexual assault of a young girl in Newcastle.
Just after 9.15am on Tuesday, an 11-year-old girl was walking through Hudson Park on Terrance Street in the suburb of Adamstown Heights when she was allegedly approached and threatened by a man who claimed he was armed with a knife.
The girl was sexually assaulted before being forced into a red car and driven to bushland where she was further sexually assaulted.
Just before 2.15pm, the girl was released at Kotara Railway Station where she returned home and police were called.
The girl was taken to John Hunter Hospital for medical examination and later released.
A crime scene was established at Hudson Park and forensically examined.
Detectives from State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad and Newcastle City Police District set up Strike Force Bradly to investigate the incident.
After extensive inquiries, police arrested a 47-year-old man during a vehicle stop on Beaumont Street at Hamilton about 12.15pm on Saturday.
He has been taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he is expected to be charged later on Saturday.