Historic child sex charges

Staff reportersGeraldton Guardian
Detevtives charged a 61-year-old man for historical child sexual abuse cases.
Camera IconDetevtives charged a 61-year-old man for historical child sexual abuse cases. Credit: Supplied

A 61-year-old man has been charged by Geraldton detectives in relation to investigations into historical child sexual abuse.

Police alleged the man sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl, who was known to him, between 1982 and 2001.

They also alleged, between July 2017 and February 2018, the man sexually assaulted a seven-year-old who was known to him.

The man has been charged withfive counts of having knowingly sexually penetrated a child (lineal relative); two counts of indecent dealings with a child who is a lineal relative or de facto child; 10 counts of indecent dealings with a child under 14 years; and three counts of unlawful and indecent assault. The man, who is now in prison, was due to appear before the Geraldton Magistrate’s Court today.

Detectives are continuing their investigations and have appealed for anyone with further information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

Callers may remain anonymous.

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