Cheryl Grimmer's accused killer intended to rape her first, court told

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Wollongong court hears of alleged confession, including details of how then 15-year-old gagged the three-year-old and strangled her

The man accused of murdering three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer at beach near Wollongong on the New South Wales south coast almost 50 years ago had intended to have “sexual intercourse” with the girl before murdering her, a court has heard.

On Wednesday the Wollongong local court heard that on the day Grimmer disappeared the man, who cannot be named because he was 15 at the time of the alleged offence, had watched her drink from a bubbler outside of the changing rooms at Fairy Meadow beach before he “grabbed” her.

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