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Girl, 12, Abducted & Sexually Assaulted Over 5 Hour Ordeal

Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old girl was kidnapped and sexually assaulted over a five-hour ordeal in Newcastle.

The terrifying incident occurred at around 9:15am on Tuesday when the young girl was walking through Hudson Park on Terrance Street in Adamstown Heights.

The girl said that she was approached by a man armed with a knife who sexually assaulted her and forced her into a red car. She was then driven to bushland where she was further sexually assaulted.

The 12-year-old was then released just before 2:15pm at Kotara train station before returning to her home and contacting police.

The girl was taken to John Hunter Hospital for medical examination and a crime scene was set up at Hudson Park.

Officers from Newcastle Police District and the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad have commenced an investigation into the incident.

The man has been described as being of a solid/large build with brown hair. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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