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Grandpa saved girl from abduction: police

AAP logoAAP 26/09/2016

A 12-year-old girl was rescued by her grandfather after a man allegedly broke into the Gladstone home where she was having a sleepover and attempted to abduct her.

It's alleged Cory Dean Caulton broke into the house at 1am on Sunday where three girls, all aged 12, were sleeping in a "random attack".

Police allege the 24-year-old lay down on the mattress and touched the girl before trying to drag her outside but her screams woke her grandfather who came to her aid.

Police say the girl and her family weren't known to him.

Caulton is facing a number of charges including child abduction, assault and indecent treatment of a child.

He was remanded in custody when his case was mentioned in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday.

His matter is due to return to court on Wednesday.

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