A man will face court today charged over the alleged historical ongoing sexual abuse of four women in Sydney’s south west.
In August 2018, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports an 18-year-old woman was indecently assaulted when she was a child by a man known to her.
During the investigation, three more women – aged 40, 41 and 59 – reported being sexually, indecently and physically assaulted by the man.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives, with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad, arrested a 56-year-old man at a Western Sydney home about 9.15am yesterday (Monday 6 May 2019), and he was taken to Windsor Police Station.
The man was charged with 14 offences, including:
- two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm,
- indecent assault person under 16 under authority,
- indecent assault where victim under the age of 10 years,
- sexual assault knowing no consent given,
- detain for advantage without causing injury,
- maliciously inflict grievous bodily harm with intent,
- three counts of sexual intercourse without consent,
- three counts of common assault, and
- forcibly abduct woman with intent to carnally know.
Police will allege in court that the man had sexually abused the four women on numerous occasions in Sydney’s south west between 1998 and 2005.
It will also be alleged the sexual abuse of one of the women commenced when she was aged four.
The man was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Tuesday 7 May 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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