Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the Newcastle area yesterday.
Just after 9.15am (Tuesday 12 June 2018), the girl was walking through Hudson Park on Terrance Street, in the Newcastle suburb of Adamstown Heights, when she was approached and threatened by a man 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 notified.
The girl was taken to John Hunter Hospital for medical examination and a crime scene was established at Hudson Park and forensically examined.
The man has been described to police as being of a solid/large build, and with brown hair.
Police are urging anyone who was in the Adamstown Heights area or anyone with information that may assist to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.