Former school teacher charged over sexual touching of student

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A former school teacher will appear in court today following an investigation into the alleged sexual touching of a student in Sydney’s west two years ago.

In April this year, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad’s North West Metropolitan Unit commenced an investigation following reports a female student had been sexually touched by a male teacher while at a school in Sydney’s west.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 65-year-old man at a home at Rouse Hill about 9am on Friday 2 July 2021.

He was taken to Riverstone Police Station and charged with five counts of intentionally sexually touch child (between 10 and 16 years).

Police will allege in court that the man sexually touched the female student – then aged between 10 and 11 – on several occasions while at a school in Sydney’s west in 2019.

The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Monday 26 July 2021).

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

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