Carer charged with sexually assaulting 89-year-old woman

A CARER will appear in court today, charged with sexually assaulting an 89-year-old woman at an aged-care home southwest of Sydney.

The 59-year-old man is alleged to have assaulted the woman at the Thirlmere Way facility in Picton on Monday, October 8.

Following investigations, police attended the carer’s home at Eschol Park and arrested him on Saturday.


The 59-year-old was taken to Narellan Police Station and charged with aggravated sexual assault.

He was refused bail and due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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