Man charged over alleged historical sexual assaults - Sutherland

Saturday, 05 June 2021 08:40:24 AM

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A man will face court today after being charged following an investigation into historical sexual assault offences in Sydney’s south.

In August 2020, detectives attached to Sutherland Shire Police Area Command commenced an investigation following reports that a 16-year-old girl was indecently assaulted by a man, known to her.

During the investigation, additional women came forward, alleging they were indecently assaulted by the same man.

Following extensive inquiries, about 5.40pm yesterday (Friday 4 June 2021) a 53-year-old man was arrested at Sutherland Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated - sexually touch another person, seven counts of aggravated indecent assault- victim under authority of offender, and nine counts of common assault.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually touched and indecently assaulted three women, aged 23, 26, 27, and the 16-year-old girl, on multiple occasions in the workplace between 2014 and 2020.

The Maroubra man was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday 5 June 2021).

Investigations under Strikeforce Ornoco are continuing.

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