Carer charged over alleged ‘persistent’ sexual abuse of foster child

A MAN who allegedly sexually abused a young boy in his care persistently over a four year period has been arrested and charged.

The 31-year-old was taken into custody at Burwood Police Station just before 10.30am yesterday, following an ongoing investigation.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad began making inquiries into the man earlier this year after receiving reports a 15-year-old boy had been sexually assaulted by his carer.


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The man was charged with persistent sexual abuse of a child, three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse person aged 10-14, aggravated sexual intercourse person aged 14-16, and indecent assault person under 16 years of age.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually assaulted the boy on numerous occasions while he was in his care in Sydney’s west between 2014 and 2018.

The man was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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