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Two further charged over alleged historical child sex offences - Campbelltown

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 04:21:26 PM

A further two former juvenile justice officers have been charged over historical child sex offences allegedly committed at a Juvenile Justice Centre in Sydney’s south-west.

Strike Force Redcliffe, comprising detectives from Campbelltown Local Area Command, was established to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by former juvenile justice officers at a detention centre in Airds.

The allegations were raised at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.

Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force detectives arrested a 43-year-old woman in a vehicle at Ruse about 8:40am today (Tuesday 4 July 2017). She was taken to Campbelltown Police Station.

The woman was charged with 75 offences. Of those offences, 21 were sexual offences including aggravated sexual assault, aggravated indecent Assault and sexual assault of a child between the age of 10 and 16 years.

She was also charged with numerous drug supply matters, not related to her employment at the detention centre.

She was refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today (Tuesday 4 July 2017).

Police will allege in court the woman assaulted a number of juvenile inmates at a detention centre in Airds between 1997 and 2004.

Another woman, aged 47, was arrested at Campbelltown Police Station about 9:00am today (Tuesday 4 July 2017).

The woman was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

She was also refused bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court today (Tuesday 4 July 2017).

Police will allege in court the woman assaulted a juvenile inmate at a detention centre in Airds between 2001 and 2004.

Their arrests follow the arrest of a 43-year-old Padstow woman on Tuesday 23 May 2017, who was charged with three sexual offences committed whilst she worked as a juvenile justice officer at the detention centre in Airds.

That woman appeared in Campbelltown Local Court and will reappear on Wednesday 19 July 2017.

If any member of the public has information in relation to Strike Force Redcliffe, they should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

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Police encourage any person who has been a victim of any kind of sexual violence, no matter how long ago the incident occurred, to contact police.

Reports can be made at any police station.