Update – Assault investigation arrest, Loganlea

Detectives have charged a man following investigations into the break-in and assault of a young girl at a home in Loganlea this week.

It will be alleged the 19-year-old man forced his way into a Pinelands Drive home around 5am on Monday.

Once inside it will be alleged the man entered the upstairs bedroom of a six-year-old girl, removing her from the bed and carrying the child downstairs.

When the child screamed it will further be alleged the man assaulted her by striking the girl in the face before fleeing the residence.

Detectives from the Logan District Child Investigation and Protection Unit executed a search warrant on a Haig Street address last night where they located the man and took him into custody.

Further investigations revealed the man is also alleged to have entered a Spruce Street home around 11pm on Tuesday by cutting the flyscreen to a rear bedroom window and climbing into to the residence.

He then located a backpack containing a number of items including a credit card.

The man was then confronted by the occupant before fleeing the residence through the same window with the backpack.

He is alleged to have then used the stolen credit card at two service stations to buy a number of items.

A 19-year-old Loganlea man has been charged with one count each of assault with intent to commit rape, enter dwelling with intent, stealing, armed robbery, burglary, two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and three counts of fraud.

The man has also been charged with armed robbery and assault occasioning bodily harm in relation to investigations relating to the hold up of a Morningside bottle shop in July last year.

The man has been denied police bail and is expected to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court this morning.

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