Foster carer charged over sexual abuse of two children in his care

A foster carer has been charged with child sex offences following an investigation into the alleged indecent and sexual assault of two young girls in his care in south-west of Sydney.

In June 2019, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a man had allegedly indecently and sexually assaulted children in his care in 2017 and 2018.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a 50-year-old man at a home in the Wollondilly Shire on Saturday 9 May 2020.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault (victim under authority of offender), aggravated sexual intercourse (victim aged between 10 and 14 years) and aggravated sexual assault (victim under the age of 16).

Police will allege in court that the man indecently and sexually assaulted the girls – then aged from 11 and 13 – on multiple occasions between 2017 and 2018 while they were in his care.

The man was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Tuesday 12 May 2020).

The children ceased being in the man’s care in June 2018.

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.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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