Teacher charged over sexual touching of student – Hunter region

A teacher has been charged over the alleged sexual touching of a student at a high school in the Hunter region.

In June 2019, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation, following reports a 14-year-old girl had been sexually touched by a male teacher during a class.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a 50-year-old man at a Newcastle home just before 2pm yesterday (Thursday 4 July 2019).

The man was taken to Waratah Police Station and charged with intentionally sexually touch child under 16 years.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually touched the girl, then aged 14, during a school class in April 2019.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 5 July 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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