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UPDATE: St Mary man accused of assaulting eight-year-old flees after shoot-out with police

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 2:39 PM

The hunt is on for the St Mary man accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl after he escaped a police dragnet amid a reported shoot-out with cops on Sunday.

Enid Ross, the head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse says the police believe the man is still in the Highgate area where the shoot-out took place.

It is reported that two weeks ago, the eight-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the accused who is also believed to be in a relationship with her mother.

The child was treated at hospital and released.

The Child Development Agency (CDA) says it is investigating the matter.