Man stabbed trying to rescue girl being allegedly sexually assaulted

A man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a child in a public toilet and stabbed another man in Sydney’s south.

It’s believed the 54-year-old man assaulted and sexually assaulted the seven-year-old girl in the toilet of a dance studio on Railway Parade in Kogarah about 7.55pm on Thursday.

A 46-year-old man who confronted the alleged offender was stabbed in the abdomen and neck during a struggle.

Bystanders came to the injured man’s aid and detained the offender until police arrived. The 46-year-old man was taken to St George Hospital in a stable condition.

The 54-year-old was arrested and taken to hospital with facial swelling and bruising. Image: 7 News

The girl was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital for observation.

The 54-year-old was arrested and taken to hospital with facial swelling and bruising.

He remains under police guard and will be interviewed later on Friday.