A man charged with attempted murder in death of ‘paedophile’

A man has been charged with murder in the death of a “paedophile” who allegedly raped and murdered a teenage girl.

The 20-year-old man is accused of stabbing and beating 19-year old Sophie Marie Deen at her home in Tuggeranong on January 19.

The man allegedly told police that he was “very sadistic” and wanted to “kill” Ms Deen.

Ms Deen, a student at Tuggara Girls High School, was rushed to hospital with a serious head injury and later died.

Police allege the man told police he killed Ms Dean by stabbing her several times in the back.

“The man has confessed to committing the murders,” a statement from Tugga police said.

Police allege Sophie was first raped and then murdered.”

He confessed that Sophie was stabbed numerous times and that she died from the wounds inflicted on her back.”

Police allege Sophie was first raped and then murdered.

The 19-month-old girl was then allegedly killed.

Investigators are still trying to identify a man from the house.

A woman has been arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm and kidnapping.

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