NSW man charged with sexually assaulting and murdering baby

Australian Associated Press
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A 24-year-old NSW man has been charged with murder and sexual intercourse with a child, four months after the death of a baby girl.

Emergency services were called to a unit in the Newcastle suburb Hamilton South on August 4, after the three-month-old was found unresponsive.

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A 24-year-old NSW man has been charged with murder and sexual intercourse with a child, four months after the death of a baby girl. Source: AAP

She was declared dead after being taken to John Hunter Hospital.

Newcastle detectives arrested the man on Wednesday at a Maitland property. He was charged and refused bail at Maitland Police Station.

He will face Maitland Local Court on Thursday.

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