Geraldton arrest re historic child sexual abuse, WA

Geraldton Detectives have charged a 61 year old man from as a result of their extensive investigation into allegations of historical child sexual abuse.

It is alleged between 1982 and 2001, the man sexually assaulted a girl who was known to him who was five years old at the time of the first offence. It is further alleged between July 2017 and February 2018, the man also sexually assaulted another girl known to him who was seven years old at the time of the first offence. , WA Police say

The man who is currently in prison and has been charged with:-

•Five counts of Knowingly Sexually Penetrated a Child (Lineal Relative);

•Two counts of Indecent Dealings with a Child who is a Lineal Relative or Defacto Child;

•10 counts of Indecent Dealings with a Child under 14 years; and

•Three counts of Unlawful and Indecent Assault.

He is next due to appear before the Geraldton Magistrates Court on Monday, 30 April 2018.

This investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information regarding this matter to call Crime Stoppers.

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