A former student teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl on the NSW mid-north coast.
In June, detectives from the State Crime Command's Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad began investigating reports a 14-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a man known to her.
They arrested a 27-year-old man at a home at Port Macquarie on Friday.
The man, a former student teacher, was charged with two counts of having sexual intercourse with a person between 14 and 16 years.
Police will allege in court the man met the girl at a school in the state's mid-north coast in 2018 and communicated with her on a social media app.
They will allege the man sent sexually explicit material to the girl and sexually assaulted her on two occasions between July 2018 and June 2019.
The man appeared at Port Macquarie Bail Court on Saturday, where he was granted strict conditional bail to reappear at the same court on November 5.