Man charged over death of toddler
DETECTIVES investigating the death of a toddler at Coffs Harbour have charged the child's step father with murder and aggravated sexual assault.
About 8pm on Sunday April 20, the two-year-old girl was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.
She died the following morning, police said.
Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were called to the hospital and have investigated the incident.
On Thursday, a 23-year-old man was arrested at Coffs Harbour Police Station around 1pm.
The man, from Coffs Harbour, was subsequently charged with murder and aggravated sexual assault on a child under 10 years.
Police will allege the offences took place at a Karuah Ave unit, while the child's mother was not present.
He will appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday.