14 additional charges laid following investigations into historical indecent assaults, NSW

Police have laid additional charges on a former teacher in relation to historical child indecent assault offences allegedly committed in the 1970s, NSW Police say.

Detectives from Riverina Police District have been conducting an extensive investigation into a number of reported historical indecent assault matters.

A 78-year-old man was previously charged with numerous indecent assault offences.

Investigators were subsequently provided with further information from three men who alleged they were assaulted as students while attending a high school in Wagga.

It’s alleged the incidents occurred between 1973 and 1978.

Following further inquiries, about 9.30am on Thursday 16 August 2018, a 78-year-old man attended Yamba Police Station and was arrested.

He was charged with 14 counts of indecent assault on male.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Maclean Local Court on Tuesday 9 October 2018 where he was granted conditional bail again.

He is next due to reappear at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Anyone with information about suspected child abuse or exploitation should to contact Crime Stoppers.

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