Additional charges for western Sydney disability carer

Police have charged a disability carer with an additional 35 offences as part of ongoing investigations into the alleged abuse of vulnerable adults and children in Sydney’s west.

In April 2020, detectives from Surry Hills Police Area Command established Strike Force Hendra to investigate the alleged abuse of residents at a disability-care home in Mt Druitt.

On Friday 1 May 2020, investigators charged a 20-year-old man with 16 offences and he remains before the court.

The man was stood down from his position at the care home.

Following further inquiries, detectives today (Friday 5 June 2020), charged the man with 20 counts of record intimate image without consent, nine counts of intimidate intending to cause fear of physical or mental harm, common assault (DV), three counts of distribute intimate image, and two counts of possess child abuse material.

Police will allege in court that the man abused a total of nine adults and two children between March and November 2019.

The man remains bail refused and is due to appear before Penrith Local Court on Friday 10 July 2020.

Inquiries continue.

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