Convicted rapist admits sexually assaulting girl in Sydney dance studio

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A convicted rapist has admitted he raped a seven-year-old girl he had choked and detained in the bathroom of a dance studio in Sydney's south.

Anthony Peter Sampieri pleaded guilty on Thursday to three counts of child rape and seven other charges in Sydney's Central Local Court after the attack in a Kogarah dance studio bathroom in November 2018.

Anthony Sampieri has pleaded guilty.

Anthony Sampieri has pleaded guilty.Credit:Seven News

As a result of the guilty pleas, five charges relating to alleged assaults and using a child to make child abuse material were withdrawn.

A bearded Sampieri, 55, appeared via video link as his lawyer, Penny Musgrave, entered the pleas on his behalf.

He was committed to Downing Centre Local Court for sentence on June 21.

AAP 

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