Man in court over 50 child sexual abuse offences

A man will appear in court today charged with 50 sexual and indecent assault offences which allegedly spanned nearly four decades.

In May this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl was sexually assaulted by a man known to her.

During the course of the investigation, officers received reports a further two girls and a boy had been sexually assaulted by the man, who was also known to them.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested a 68-year-old man at a home on the state’s Central Coast just before 9.30am yesterday (Monday 23 December 2019).

He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with 50 offences, including sexual intercourse without consent (DV), aggravated sex assault-victim under the age of 16 years, sexual intercourse with person under 10-under authority, sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years, indecent assault person under 16 years of age, aggravated indecent assault-victim under authority, aggravated indecent assault-victim under the age of 16 years, groom child under 14 years for unlawful sexual activity, incite victim under 10 years to commit indecent act (DV).

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted three girls – aged between seven and 15 – and a boy – aged between 10 and 23 – between 1981 and 2019 across NSW.

He was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court today (Tuesday 24 December 2019).

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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