Man Assaults Girl after Breaking Into Her Kingsford Bedroom
A hunt is underway for a man who allegedly climbed into an 8-year-old's bedroom window in the middle of the night
What you need to know
- Police believe a man broke into the young girl's bedroom in Kingsford
- The child was indecently assaulted between 1.30am and 4.30am on Monday
- A manhunt is underway for the offender
- Detectives have released CCTV to help the search
A family has been left horrified after a man broke into their home in Sydney's East and indecently assaulted their little girl in the middle of the night.
The attacker climbed into the eight year old's bedroom window in Kingsford before assaulting her earlier in the week, Police say.
Officers say the man broke into the property on Barker Street between 1.30am and 4.30am on Monday while the child was sleeping.
He then indecently assaulted the little girl and left.
The victim then woke up her mother who immediately called police.
Police have released CCTV showing the alleged offender climbing into the girl's bedroom window. Officers have been canvassing the area, including surrounding streets to track him down.
Detectives are calling on any locals who may have CCTV or dashcam vision from earlier this week to contact police.
On Wednesday, Eastern Beaches PAC Commander, Superintendent Karen McCarthy addressed the media outside Maroubra Police Station:
"This is a very rare but obviously a very serious incident. The family are obviously extremely distressed."
"We are working closely with the family to make sure they are well supported and the welfare of the young victim and the family is of paramount importance." Supt McCarthy said.
She also praised the eight year old for speaking up, saying: "The young victim and the family have shown extreme courage in coming forward to police."
The man as having an Australian or English accent. He was wearing a dark hooded jumper at the time. He was last seen heading down Barker Street.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.