Dad ‘punches’ man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting his daughter, 13

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An enraged dad allegedly punched a man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting his teenage daughter.

The alleged perpetrator, Jeremy John Rowe, started a conversation with the 13-year-old girl at a Thornlie shopping centre on Sunday, September 27, according to the Western Australia Police.

The 44-year-old was alleged to have taken the girl to another location and given her a substance, before indecently assaulting her.

A spokeswoman for the police said: "Police attended the location and found the victim unconscious and she was conveyed to Perth Children's Hospital."

The police released footage showing the arrest of Rowe at his Thornlie home in Perth.

He is handcuffed and taken to a police vehicle by two police officers while a third policeman removes bags of evidence from the property.

Local media The West Australian also revealed that the girl's father, who has not been named, allegedly went in search of his daughter and learnt that she had been with Rowe.

He was said to have tracked Rowe down at a nearby home construction site before punching him in the face days before the arrest.

The officers have now charged the victim's father with indecent dealing offences.

Rowe was charged with six offences, including two counts of procuring a child to engage in sexual behaviour and two counts of indecently dealing with a child.

He was also charged with supplying cannabis and with stupefying with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Rowe appeared in Armadale Court via video link and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on October 22.

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