Man charged with sexual assault on 16-year-old

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A man has been charged after CCTV footage showed him sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.

The 41-year-old Turkish man living in Marsa, was prosecuted by Magistrate Doreen Clarke this morning, for the incident which took place on Wednesday in Paola.

Evidence from the footage showed that the man had groped the girl twice before escaping the scene when the girl screamed for help.

The man was accused of attempting sexual intercourse with the girl without consent, causing slight injuries and distress to the girl.

A medical certificate was presented to the court detailing the injuries the girl suffered during the incident.

The man answered not guilty to the charges but did not ask for bail. The prosecution is expected to present their testimony in the next hearing.