Teacher arrested over alleged historical sexual abuse of three students

Friday, 17 September 2021 09:57:59 AM

A woman has been arrested following an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of three male students in Sydney’s east more than 40 years ago.

In May this year, detectives from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command established Strike Force Sportsground to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by a female teacher at a school in Sydney’s east in the 1970s and 1980s.

During the investigation, police received information that three boys – then aged 13, 14 and 15 – were sexually assaulted by a female teacher while at a school in Sydney’s east between 1977 and 1980.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 67-year-old woman at a home at St Ives just before 8am today (Friday 17 September 2021).

The woman was taken to Hornsby Police Station, where charges are expected to be laid.

Investigations under Strike Force Sportsground are continuing.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.