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Aus: Indian student charged with sexual assault

February 03, 2010 15:44 IST

An Indian student was on Wednesday charged with sexually assaulting two minor girls, in a court in western Victoria, Australia.

Twenty-three-year-old Joginder Singh allegedly performed the sexual acts with the girls in a car in Horsham last month after buying them alcohol.

He has been charged with sexual penetration and indecent acts with a child under 16, ABC

reported, adding Magistrate Richard Pithouse remanded him in custody.

Singh, who is in Australia on a student visa, had applied for bail twice in Magistrates Court, saying he had surrendered his passport and needed to return to Melbourne for study.

Magistrate Pithouse said Singh posed an unacceptable risk of "re-offending" because he had already broken previous bail conditions.

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