A little schoolgirl who was allegedly kidnapped and raped over five hours before being dropped off at a train station has been described as a brave hero by police.
The 11-year-old schoolgirl managed to give police a good description of the man who abducted her as she walked to school in Adamstown, Newcastle, on Tuesday.
Her description eventually led to the arrest of a 'nomadic' man, 47, on Saturday, who has since been charged over the 'horrific' sexual attack.
Superintendent Brent Greentree commended the young woman on her courage - after she provided them with detailed descriptions which helped them in their investigation.
'This brave little girl is certainly a hero,' Supt Greentree said.
The young girl was walking through Hudson Park on Terrance Street, Adamstown Heights, when she was allegedly approached and threatened by the man with a knife
'The courage she has displayed, and certainly her family, the heroism they have in supporting the police has just been fantastic and has ultimately led to this arrest.'
Brett David Hill, 47, will face Newcastle Local Curt on Sunday charged with kidnapping, six