Man charged following alleged historical sexual assaults – Cumberland PAC

A man is due to face court next month charged over alleged historical sexual assault offences across Sydney.

In November 2022, officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command commenced an investigation following reports of alleged sexual assault offences in Sydney’s west and Northern Beaches, between 2002 and 2007.

Police will allege a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a male instructor from a dance studio.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested an 84-year-old man at Gulgong, about 11am on Wednesday (5 June 2024).

He was taken to Mudgee Police Station where he was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under the age of 16 years, sexual assault forced self-manipulation victim 10 or over, have sexual intercourse with person older than or equal to 14 years and younger than 16 years, and persistent sexual abuse of a child.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday (4 July 2024).

As inquiries continue, police urge anyone who may be able to assist detectives with their inquiries to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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