Anthony Sampieri pleads guilty to kidnapping, raping 7yo in Kogarah dance studio toilet

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Anthony Sampieri will be sentenced on June 21.

A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a young girl at a dance studio in Sydney’s south while on parole.

Key points:

  • Anthony Sampieri pled guilty to 10 of the 15 charges against him and the prosecution dropped the remaining five
  • He raped and choked a seven-year-old girl in a locked toilet cubicle at a dance studio in Kogarah
  • A man had to bash the cubicle door down to rescue the girl and was stabbed by Sampieri

Anthony Sampieri, 55, was arrested after he attacked and choked the seven-year-old girl in a locked toilet cubicle at the Kogarah studio in November last year.

He was also accused of filming the incident.

He appeared via video link in Sydney’s Central Local Court and pleaded guilty to 10 of the 15 charges against him, including sexual intercourse with a child, choking, indecent assault and wounding.

The prosecution withdrew the remaining five charges.

Magistrate Robert Williams adjourned the matter for sentence in the District Court on June 21.

At the time of the rape, the father of another child bashed down the toilet cubicle door and was stabbed several times by Sampieri.

A man under a white blanket being led away by police

A dentist working in the same building then restrained Sampieri until police arrived.

The seven-year-old girl and the alleged attacker were not known to one another.

Police have praised the father for intervening and said he began looking for the girl after she could not be accounted for.

Sampieri is also facing nearly 30 charges laid over allegations he made dozens of obscene phone calls to women in the lead up to the incident.

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