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A man has been charged with the attempted murder and sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl.

The charges relate to an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Monday in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane. Police have confirmed the man and the girl are known to each other, reports 9 news.

Investigators believe the 43-year-old, New Farm man, caught a taxi from Acacia Ridge at about 3am and allegedly pulled a knife on the driver when he could not find someone to pay his fair when they arrived in Strathpine.

He has been charged with attempted murder, four offences in relation to sexual assault, and one count each of indecent treatment of a child, deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm.

The man has additionally been charged with armed robbery and stealing following investigations into the alleged armed robbery of a taxi driver in Strathpine on Monday, December 12.

He is due to appear in court today.

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  • Lock him up for good I say.

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  • I hope he gets the maxinum time for each charge the time added for each one, not served at the same time.

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  • The headline is about sexual assault and attempted murder, yet the article says more about the taxi robbery. Hope he’s punished severely

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  • Hope that he is severely dealt with and not the slap on the wrist minimum sentence that seems to be handed out these days.
    However my greatest thoughts and feelings are for the young girl. Do hope she will be given the counselling she needs to cope with life going forward.

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  • I’m glad he was caught and hope they throw the book at him. I pray that the young girl will be okay.

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  • Incredible. I’m glad the Police was able to arrest him. What an horrible man!!

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  • Thank God this man was caught, hope he gets what he deserves.

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  • I wonder what the verdict was.

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  • Once again a Child is Carrying a Life Time of trauma from Someone they Allegedly know they should be Dealt with by the Courts and Mental Health System. Tragic State of Affairs becoming
    all to often.

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  • Thankfully he’s been caught. Let’s hope justice is done and he’s punished for all of his crimes.

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  • That poor girl. Thank god they caught him. Hopefully she can heal from this and move on.

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