Former employee charged over historical child abuse – Strike Force Eckersley

Detectives investigating allegations of historical child abuse at a Sydney boy’s home have charged a former employee with eight offences.

Strike Force Eckersley was established in 2016 to investigate complaints referred by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse about the sexual assault of children at the Daruk Training School at Berkshire Park, near Windsor, between 1965 and 1985.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives from Nepean Police Area Command and the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad arrested a 64-year-old man at Baulkham Hills earlier today (Tuesday 26 May 2020).

The man was issued a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for six counts of indecent assault on a male and two counts of sexual assault knowing no consent was given. These offences are alleged to have occurred between 1978 and 1981.

The man is due to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday 9 July 2020.

Inquiries are continuing.

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