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Brisbane man remanded over rape claims

AAP logoAAP 14/12/2016 Jamie McKinnell

A Brisbane man allegedly raped and tried to kill a nine-year-old girl on the same day he is accused of car-jacking a taxi and another vehicle, a court has heard.

The 43-year-old, who was arrested on Wednesday, appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court after he allegedly attacked the girl in Acacia Ridge, in Brisbane's southern suburbs, on Monday.

He was charged with attempted murder, four counts of rape, indecent treatment of a child, deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Police said the man and girl were known to one another.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Josh Kelly applied for an order to disease test the defendant, to which he consented.

It's also alleged the man threatened a taxi driver and stole his cab at Strathpine, north of Brisbane, on the same day because he was unable to find anyone to pay his fare.

Police tracked the vehicle via GPS to an address at Lawnton where the man was seen forcing a woman out of a car before speeding away with a male passenger inside the vehicle.

He faced five additional charges over the taxi incident including two counts of robbery with actual violence, stealing, deprivation of liberty and possessing a knife.

No application for bail was made and Magistrate Penelope Hay adjourned the matter until January 23.

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