A Maryville man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses stemming from the alleged sexual assault of two teenage girls.

It’s alleged the man approached the two girls online through a social media outlet claiming to be a professional photographer seeking models.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad team along with Port Stephens police apprehended the man at Jesmond following investigations into separate assaults involving the two girls, aged 13 and 14.

Police have been informed the man requested nude photos of the girls and had arranged a photo shoot to take place, with one girl allegedly assaulted at Charlestown and the other at Maitland.

Detectives took the man to Waratah Police Station where he was later charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault and one each of aggravated indecent assault and intimidation.

31-year-old Daniel Enright faced Newcastle Local Court today.

He did not enter pleas and will face court again on Wednesday.