Photographer charged over historical indecent assaults, NSW

A photographer has been charged following investigations into historical indecent assaults in the Newcastle region, NSW Police say.

Detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District established Strike Force Geelan in October 2017, to investigate sexual offences by a professional photographer.

It’s alleged a man indecently assaulted a then aged 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old girl at a studio in the Newcastle region between 2009 and 2012.

Following inquires, investigators attended a studio at Gateshead and arrested a 55-year-old man today (Wednesday 26 September 2018).

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with two counts of incite person 16 years or over to commit act of indecency, and two counts of assault with act of indecency.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Investigators continue with their inquiries into the matters.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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