Police have laid additional charges following investigations into the grooming of children on the state’s south coast., NSW Police say>
Earlier this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 68-year-old man had been grooming and sexually assaulting teenage boys in the Ulladulla area.
The man was arrested by investigators on Wednesday 5 April 2017, and charged with child sex-related offences. He remains before the courts.
Following further inquiries, detectives laid fresh charges on the man, now aged 69, at Newcastle Police Station yesterday.
He was charged with two counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age, and procuring or grooming a child for unlawful sexual activity.
Police will allege in court the man procured a 15-year-old boy for sexually activity and indecently assaulted him, and in another incident, indecently assaulted a 14-year-old girl.
The man was remanded in custody and appeared at Newcastle Local Court yesterday. He is next due to appear at Nowra Local Court next Tuesday (3 October 2017).
The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse and extreme cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers.