Juvenile justice officer charged with assault, NSW

A juvenile justice officer has been charged after a detainee was allegedly assaulted at a Central Coast facility, NSW Police say.

On Monday (12 November 2018), officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended a juvenile justice centre at Kariong, after reports a 17-year-old detainee had been assaulted.

Police were notified after the teen suffered facial injuries when allegedly assaulted by an officer on Saturday (10 November 2018).

Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 54-year-old man at Tumbi Umbi today (Tuesday 13 November 2018).

He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

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