Former teacher charged over alleged historical sexual assault of students - Vaucluse

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 01:50:37 PM

A man has been charged over alleged historic sexual assault offences of several students at a school in Sydney’s east during the 1980s.

In August 2021, officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation into reports six students – between the ages of five and six – were allegedly sexually assaulted by a teacher during the 1980s at a school in Vaucluse.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a man – aged 68 – at a home in Bullaburra about 9.45am yesterday Tuesday (2 August 2022).

The man was taken to Katoomba Police Station and charged with sexual assault (category 3) - person under 16 years of age and six counts of sexual assault (category 4) – assault and act of indecency person under 16 years of age.

He was refused bail and will appear in Penrith Local Court today (Wednesday 3 August 2022).

Investigations are continuing.

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.

Information you provide will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.