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Teacher charged over alleged sexual and indecent assault of student - SCC Child Abuse Squad

Friday, 24 February 2017 09:02:23 AM

A teacher has been charged after allegedly sexually and indecently assaulting a student in Sydney’s north.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation following reports a teacher had befriended a 14-year-old female student at a school in Sydney’s north and indecently assaulted her.

Following extensive investigations, a 40-year-old man was arrested at a home in Toukley about 6.30am yesterday (Thursday 23 February 2017).

He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with seven counts of aggravated sexual assault person under 16, six counts of aggravated indecent assault person under 16, and commit act of indecency.

Police will allege the man befriended the student and sexually and indecently assaulted her on a number of occasions between December 2016 and early 2017.

He was refused bail and appeared at Wyong Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

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/. Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

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