Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Former foster father to face sex assault charges

A 57-year-old former foster carer will reappear in court today charged following an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a young girl in Sydney’s south west.

Last week, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young girl had been sexually abused by a man known to her while she was in his care.

Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 57-year-old man at a home in Ingleburn just after 3pm last Friday.

He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse (between 10 and 14 years), four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse (between 14 and 16 years) and two counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually and indecently assaulted the girl – then aged between 12 and 15 – on several occasions while in his care.

The man was refused bail and appeared before Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, where he was formally refused bail to reappear before Campbelltown Local Court today.

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.

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