Fresh charges laid over historical child sex abuse of young boy

A man will face court today on fresh charges following further investigations by Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad detectives into historical child sexual abuse on Sydney’s North Shore.

In January 2018, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad formed Strike Force Moronga to investigate reports a teenage boy had been sexually abused by a man known to him in the 1970s.

As part of investigations, strike force detectives charged a 74-year-old man in May 2019. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, the now 75-year-old man was arrested at a home at Chatswood about 9.20am yesterday (Tuesday 14 July 2020).

He was taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of indecent assault on male and two counts of indecent act with male.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually abused a boy, who was aged between 11 to 14, on numerous occasions and locations across Chatswood between 1976 and 1979.

The man was refused bail to appear at Hornsby Local Court today (Wednesday 15 July 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Moronga are continuing.

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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