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Historical sexual assault charges - Sutherland LAC

Thursday, 06 July 2017 02:31:58 AM

A man has been charged with historical child sexual assault offences in Sydney’s south.

Police from Sutherland Local Area Command have been investigating allegations surrounding the sexual assault of boys, who were members of the Church of England Boys Society (CEBS) between 1965 and 1984.

The allegations relate to a group leader, who allegedly committed the offences on camps in the Royal National Park and Blue Mountains.

As a result of inquiries, about 8am on Thursday (29 June 2017), a 73-year-old man was arrested at an address in Loftus.

He was charged with seven counts of indecent assault upon a male, common assault, and sexual assault without consent.

He was refused bail to and appeared at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday (29 June), where he was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on 24 August 2017.

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.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.