Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tennis coach charged with child sex assault

A 57-year-old former tennis coach will face court today charged following an investigation into alleged child indecent assault offences in the Hunter region.

In June 2017, detectives from Hunter Valley Police District commenced an investigation into alleged indecent assault offences committed against a teenage girl in the late 1990s and the early 2000s.

Following extensive inquiries, a 57-year-old man, was charged with indecent assault; incite aggravated indecency victim under 16 and under authority (three counts); and incite aggravated indecency victim over 16 and under authority (two counts)

Police will allege in court that the man, who was a tennis coach, indecently assaulted a girl he was coaching – aged between 13 and 17 at the time – on multiple occasions in the East Maitland and Hunter region.

He is due to appear at Maitland Local Court today.

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