Teacher charged over historical sexual assaults of student, NSW

A teacher has been charged over the alleged historical sexual assaults of a student in the state’s Murrumbidgee region.

In August 2017, detectives from Murrumbidgee Police District commenced an investigation following reports a girl had been sexually assaulted by a man who was known to her in the 1990s.

Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 54-year-old man following a vehicle stop north of Dubbo about 8.20am today (Tuesday 19 May 2020).

He was taken to Gilgandra Police Station and charged with 10 counts of sexual intercourse- person between 10 and 16 years-under authority.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted the girl, who was then aged between 13 and 16 and his student at a school in Hillston, at various locations in the Murrumbidgee area between 1993 and 1996.

The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Griffith Local Court on Wednesday 10 June 2020.

Anyone with concerns about suspected sexual assaults, 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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