Further charges laid over alleged historical sexual abuse by former swim coach - Strike Force Coco

Thursday, 15 September 2022 09:43:22 AM

Officers from Strike Force Coco have laid further charges as part of ongoing investigations into alleged historical sexual abuse by a former swim coach in Sydney’s south.

In January 2021, officers from Kings Cross Police Area Command received information about multiple sexual and indecent assaults of a teenage girl at a swim school at Carss Park in the 1970s.

Kings Cross detectives subsequently established Strike Force Coco to investigate the matter.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 76-year-old man at a home at Condell Park on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

He has since been charged with various offences including carnal knowledge teacher of girl aged 10-17 years and assault female and commit act of indecency – between 14 and 16.

Following ongoing investigations under Strike Force Coco, the man appeared at Downing Centre Local Court today (Thursday 15 September 2022), where he was charged with an additional four counts of assault female commit act of indecency, and two counts of sexual assault.

The charges relate to alleged sexual offences committed by the man in the early 1980s against a girl – who was aged between 13 years and 15 years at the time – while she was under this authority as a swimming coach.

The man remains before the courts, charged with 27 offences.

Investigations under Strike Force Coco are ongoing.

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.