IMAGE: Champion boxer charged with rape of a schoolgirl who slept in her boyfriend’s house on Sydney’s affluent northern beaches
- Champion boxer Marc Bargero has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenager
- He fought Anthony Mundine at the height of his boxing career
- He reportedly stayed at a friend’s house where the girl was staying
Champion boxer Marc Bargero, who fought Anthony Mundine in his heyday, is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
The 15-year-old woke up during the alleged attack, which police said took place on June 6 at a house in Belrose, on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Bargero was reportedly friends with the homeowner, whose teenage daughter invited the young girl to a sleepover.
The 51-year-old was arrested the night after the alleged incident, but was released pending further investigation, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Champion boxer Marc Bargero (right), who fought Anthony Mundine (left) in his heyday, is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl
After further investigation, the man was arrested again at Wyong police station on Wednesday. He was accused of having sexual intercourse with a child between 14 and 16 years old, ‘police said in a statement Thursday.
The police are said to have classified the alleged offense as ‘serious’ and have a strong case.
If convicted, the Sydney Morning Herald suggests he is “likely to face a custodial sentence.”
Bargero was given a conditional bail to appear in court again in August.
His bail terms include not contacting the alleged victim, her friend, or the girl’s mother.
He also is not allowed to use alcohol or drugs and has surrendered a $ 10,000 deposit, while another “responsible” has lost a $ 5,000 deposit.
Bargero was reportedly friends with the homeowner, whose teenage daughter invited the young girl reportedly attacked for a sleepover
He must also stay in his Wyongah home on the Central Coast and must not be in the company of any person under the age of 18.
Judicial documents show that he has never been convicted of a crime.
Bargero participated in a total of 61 games as a light heavyweight boxer and won 42 of them.
His most famous fight was against Mundine in February 2001 when he lost by a total knockout.
The 51-year-old participated in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, South Africa and Japan during his career.
He has not played professionally since 2010.
The teenager was reportedly attacked by the man she had just met that night while sleeping at a friend’s house (image from Wyong police station)