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Kidnapper cries when he pleads guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl in the bush country


Kidnapper cries when he pleads guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl in the bush country after kidnapping her on the way to school

  • Brett David Hill has filed a number of charges before the Newcastle District Court
  • Hill pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with girls on Monday
  • The 48-year-old did not plead guilty to four other identical charges
  • Hill's young victim testified in a closed trial before the trial

A man who kidnapped and raped a schoolgirl in the scrubland was crying in court when he pleaded guilty to the terrible crime.

48-year-old Brett David Hill collapsed when he appeared at Newcastle District Court on Monday.

The 13 charges related to the kidnapping and Alleged repeated sexual assault on the 11-year-old when she went to school in Newcastle last June.

The girl was kidnapped from Hudson Park in Adamstown Heights and released five hours later at Kotara station.

Brett David Hill (pictured) will be on trial in October last year for the five-hour kidnapping and alleged repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Newcastle

Police at the crime scene in Adamstown Heights, where the schoolgirl was kidnapped and raped

Police at the crime scene in Adamstown Heights, where the schoolgirl was kidnapped and raped

hill had already pleaded guilty to four charges, including one person's heightened detention and three cases of heightened sexual assault in February.

The lawsuit was briefly interrupted on Monday after Hill expressed his confusion over what charges he wanted to plead guilty, the ABC reported.

"I'm not sure what's going to happen because everything has changed," Hill told the court.

He later pleaded guilty to having had intercourse with the girl under aggravating circumstances without her consent pleaded not guilty to another four identical charges.

Hill also did not plead guilty to having committed two indecent assault charges and the use of an offensive weapon to commit a criminal offense.

He also pleaded not guilty without trying to have sex with the girl without her consent, but professed guilty of possessing child abuse material in connection with this allegation.

Hill will be on trial for another eight crimes he found not guilty on October 8

The test is expected to take 10 days.

His young victim, who was police and director at the time of her horrific ordeal as an “absolute hero,” testified before the trial.

48-year-old Brett David Hill (pictured) cried when he appeared before Newcastle District Court on Monday

48-year-old Brett David Hill (pictured) cried when he appeared before Newcastle District Court on Monday

The girl was kidnapped from Hudson Park on the way to school last June

The girl was kidnapped from Hudson Park on the way to school last June

The move was part of a new initiative that aimed to help children who are victims of sex crimes by reducing the stress and trauma in testifying.

The girl was described as strong and calm in court while testifying through an audiovisual connection, the ABC reported.

SCHEDULE OF HORRIFIC CRIME

June 11, 2018 : An 11-year-old girl is threatened and kidnapped at Hudson Park in Adamstown Heights near Newcastle while going to school at 9:15 a.m. She was forced into a red car and driven to the scrubland, where she was allegedly repeatedly sexually assaulted before being released at Kotara station almost five hours later.

12th of June: NSW police launch a manhunt and public appeal to find the man responsible for what they described as a "terrible attack" at the time.

June 16: A 47-year-old man from Lambton Heights is arrested by the police at a traffic disruption in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton. He is charged with kidnapping, indecent and aggravated sexual assault.

June 19: The man is identified as Brett David Hill after a court overturned an order to suppress his name.

February 2019: Hill pleads guilty to four charges, including one person's heightened detention and three cases of heightened sexual assault.

May 14, 2019: Hill has filed more lawsuits against a number of charges than he appeared before the Newcastle District Court. He pleaded guilty to counting intercourse with the girl, but did not plead guilty to four other identical charges. He will be on trial for the crimes for which he was not guilty in October.

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