Police are urging Newcastle parents to walk their children to school after a 12-year-old girl was abducted and sexually assaulted during a five-hour ordeal.

Nine news reports, the girl was walking through Hudson Park in the suburb of Adamstown Heights just after 9.15am yesterday, when she was threatened with a knife by a man who sexually assaulted her, police said.

She was then forced into a red car and driven to bushland where she was sexually assaulted for several hours before being released at Kotara Railway Station just before 2.15pm.

The young girl was taken to John Hunter Hospital for medical examination.

A crime scene was established at Hudson Park and forensically examined while Newcastle police and the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad have commenced inquiries.

The man has been described to police as being of a solid/large build 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.

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  • First must say I feel so sorry for the young girl to have this shattering event happen to her. As a surviver of child abuse I can say that it is traumatic and can lead to other complications later in life, if she is not given councelling and assurance not her fault. Unfortunatly we have people in this world that take advantage and abuse the young both girls and boys and are a slur on our society. I am very angry as I write this that kids are not safe to be out in public on their own. The penalty should fit the crime which is both pyhsical, emotional and traumatising which is not the case at this time. Sorry I do not have the answer wish I did. But looks like they should be accumpanied by aduts at all times


  • This is so scary. Our area of Adelaide is having some problems with people approaching kid at the moment too.


  • poor girl, awful thing to happen to you on your way to school.


  • What a traumatic experience for this girl !! Hope she gets all the support she needs.
    And yes, let’s hope they catch this man really soon !


  • That poor child. What an absolute monster to inflict such trauma on a little girl or anyone. I hope they catch him but most of all I hope that young girl gets the help & support needed.


  • Saw this on the news. It’s sad we live in a world like this now. I hope they catch him real soon


  • I hope they catch him soon! That poor girl must have been terrified. I hope she gets the support she will need.


  • This is horrific. I hope he’s caught and convicted.


  • Poor young lass …do pray she gets all the help possible and she will be OK.
    Also hope they catch this monster soon.


  • Oh my! What a monster. Destroying this way the life of such a young girl. I hope the Police will be able to catch him soon. :-(


  • This poor child must be so traumatised. I hope she gets all the help she needs. And I hope the monster who did this is caught and severely punished.


  • How horrific for the poor girl. I can’t imagine what she went through. I hope she will be ok :(


  • Disgusting creature, I hope you get your karma!


  • This is utterly disgusting. I’ll never understand the depravity of some people.


  • This is why parents insist on driving their kids to school instead of letting them walk or ride bikes.


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