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Monday, June 24, 2024

Teacher, 57, charged over sexual touching of student

A 57-year-old school teacher has been charged over the alleged sexual touching of a student in Sydney’s south-west last year.

Police say they commenced an investigation into the casual teacher in September last year, following reports a female student had been sexually touched by a teacher at a school in Sydney’s south-west.

Following extensive inquiries, a 57-year-old man was arrested at a home in Sydney’s Inner West.

“He was taken to Newtown Police Station and charged with sexual touching child aged between 10 and 16, and common assault,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“Police will allege in court that an 11-year-old girl was sexually touched by a casual teacher in September last year.”

The man was formally refused bail to appear in Bankstown 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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