The 31-year-old North Melbourne man appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, having been charged with one count of rape.
The court heard the man allegedly attacked the 11-year-old girl at random at a property on Boundary Road, near Racecourse Road, in North Melbourne just before 2pm yesterday.
The girl was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a stable condition shortly after the alleged assault.
The court heard the man was a refugee who had a history of suicidal thoughts and substance abuse.
He did not apply for bail and is due to return to court in October.
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