Horrific news of an alleged sexual assault on a seven-year-old girl and a stabbing of a man who tried to help her.

A young girl has been sexually assaulted in a dance studio bathroom and a man who tried to help her was stabbed in the stomach and neck in a horrific incident in Sydney’s southwest overnight.

Police swooped on the suburb of Kogarah about 7.55pm along with other emergency services who were called to the St George Dance Centre on Derby St, after reports of a concern for welfare and a stabbing.

According to NSW Police, a seven-year-old girl was assaulted and sexually assaulted in a toilet by a 54-year-old man.

When a 46-year-old man confronted the alleged offender and a struggle began, he was stabbed in the abdomen, and neck.

This morning, a NSW Police spokesman told news.com.au that the alleged attacker, the stab victim and the young girl were not known to each other.

Superintendent Julian Griffiths said the accused man had no links to the dance studio.

“It appears to be a random, isolated incident,” he said.

“(He) will not be in a position to assist police inquiries until early next week or when we receive medical advice to confirm he’s available to be spoken to.”

He also praised the actions of the Good Samaritan who intervened.

“He was aware that the child could not be accounted for and was assisting others in locating her,” he said.

He added the girl’s safety and welfare is “paramount in this investigation”.

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  • I missed seeing this on TV. I hope the girl has been located and is physically Ok. She will need a lot of counselling. Sadly she could be so badly traumatized that should have to undergo treatment in a Pshyieatric Hospital. I know of one case the girl was in and out of hospital for at least 2 years. The guy who molested doesn’t deserve to be called a person. A lot of animals wouldn’t behave like that. To the guy who went to her rescue, had it not been for you the guy may have done the girl even more damage


  • What a horrific thing to happen to this young girl and the good samaratin. hope they lock the offender away for a long time.


  • Terrible to happen to a 7 year old. Thank heavens the Good Samaritan is out of danger and the horrible person who did this assault is now in custody. Don’t understand how grown men get their kicks with such a young girl.


  • So glad the good samaritan is ok. Hope the girl will be too.


  • When I first heard this news it made me sick to my stomach! The poor child! All praise for the good samaritan.


  • Good news that this wonderful good Samaritan is doing OK.
    I do hope they lock this horrid monster away and hopefully other inmates can get to him and give him hell.
    I also hope this little one gets much needed help and support and recovers well.


  • Thank God the good Samaritan is doing well !
    I have no words for the 54year old man who sexually assault this 7yr old girl. How traumatic for her, it’ll will have an impact on her forever !! Hope she’ll be ok and gets good help & support


  • I heard on the news this morning that the good samaritan is doing well …. thank goodness. I wish the young girl well, and I’m relieved that the perpetrator has been caught and can’t hurt anyone else.


  • Disgusting. Disgusting vile……doesn’t even deserve to be called a human being. I hope he’s caught and harshly punished. Sadly sexual assaults don’t seem to warrant much punishment these days


  • So sick and sad,hopefully this little girl gets the proper help from authorities. Xxx


  • Absolutely disgusting that poor little girl. Good on the man who tried to help I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

    • I hope the person recovers quickly too – the intervention deserves recognition.


  • That’s disgusting. I hope the Good Samaritan who was injured makes a full recovery and the girl involved has all the help and support she will need to get through this. As for the filthy excuse of a person who did this to her, well I hope he gets everything karma throws to him.


  • Absolutely disgusting that a seven year old was assaulted,l hope she will eventually recover from this.


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