Police have arrested a man, 23, over the murder and sexual assault of a two-year-old girl.
Police have arrested a man, 23, over the murder and sexual assault of a two-year-old girl. Frank Redward

Man charged over death of toddler

DETECTIVES investigating the death of a toddler at Coffs Harbour have charged the child's step father with murder and aggravated sexual assault.

About 8pm on Sunday April 20, the two-year-old girl was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

She died the following morning, police said. 

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were called to the hospital and have investigated the incident.

On Thursday,  a 23-year-old man was arrested at Coffs Harbour Police Station around 1pm.

The man, from Coffs Harbour, was subsequently charged with murder and aggravated sexual assault on a child under 10 years.

Police will allege the offences took place at a Karuah Ave unit, while the child's mother was not present. 

He will appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday.  

Forensic investigators at the Coffs Harbour family home of the toddler, who police allege was murdered by a 23-year-old man.
Forensic investigators at the Coffs Harbour family home of the toddler, who police allege was murdered by a 23-year-old man. Frank Redward

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