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Fortune Teller Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl

A man claiming to be a fortune teller at an astrology centre in Liverpool in Sydney’s southwest has been charged with the sexual assault of a teenage girl.

31-year-old Arjun Muniyappa allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after convincing her to enter the astrology centre on Sunday with the promise of telling her fortune for free.

Police initially attended the business but Muniyappa was not arrested on the spot because the victim had not yet been interviewed.

He was instead arrested by federal police officers on Monday after they became aware that he had checked in at Sydney airport and was attempting to board a plane to Singapore.

The case was then handed over to detectives from the Sex Crimes squad and Mr Muniyappa has since been charged with two counts of intentionally sexually touching a child and three counts of aggravated sexual assault.

The accused appeared briefly at Central Local Court on Tuesday and will face Liverpool magistrate later today, where he is expected to apply for bail.

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