Police charge man over sexual abuse of two children in state’s Central West

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged sexual abuse of two children in the state’s Central West.

In January this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports two children had been sexually abused by a man who was known to them in the state’s Central West.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested a 30-year-old man at Coonamble Police Station just before 9am on Thursday 2 July 2020.

The man was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years, four counts of commit act of indecency with victim under 10 years and indecent assault person under 16 years of age.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually abused a young girl and boy – then aged eight and 14 – on numerous occasions at Coonamble between 2013 and 2014.

The man was refused bail to appear at Gunnedah Local Court today (Thursday 9 July 2020).

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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