Man in court over historic child sex offences near Lismore

A man has been charged following an investigation into historic child sex offences near Lismore.

In July 2020, officers from Richmond Police District commenced an investigation following reports a woman was sexually abused as a child by a man who was known to her.

During the course of the investigation, officers received information four further children were also sexually abused.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home near Lismore, just before midday yesterday (Thursday 17 September 2020), where they seized electronic storage devices.

About 5pm the same day, a 60-year-old man was arrested at Lismore Police Station and charged with 16 offences including aggravated sex assault- victim under the age of 16 years (x8), sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years (x5), assault & commit act of indecency, indecent assault person under 16 years under authority, and aggravated indecent assault- victim under the age of 16.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually abused five girls – aged between two and nine – between 1989 and 2005.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Friday 18 September 2020).

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