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Occupational therapist charged over alleged sexual assault of intellectually disabled woman

An occupational therapist has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman with an intellectual disability.

It’s alleged the woman groomed the 38-year-old intellectually disabled victim over the course of eight months at a home in Budgewoi on the NSW Central Coast, encouraging her to have a sexual relationship.

It’s also alleged on one occasion the woman gave the victim prescription medication which made the woman sick and unable to recall what occurred.

On Friday, police executed a search warrant at the woman’s home, seizing several items.

She was arrested at Wyong Police Station around 3.30pm the same day and charged with sexual intercourse with person with intellectual disability (x2) and one count of use intoxicating substance to commit indictable offence.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 2 October.

NSW Police Wall of Remembrance vandalised again

Police in Sydney are searching for vandals after the New South Wales Police Force Wall of Remembrance in the Domain was desecrated.

Five panels have been damaged by some kind of blunt object.

The damage was spotted around 9.30 this morning.

It’s believed to have happened sometime before Tuesday.

Forensic officers have been on the scene today inspecting the damage and collecting evidence.

Police are now appealing for information to identify those responsible and track them down.

Detective Inspector Kerrie Brill, Duty Officer at Sydney City Police Area Command, said she is appalled the memorial has again been damaged.

“This memorial is a sacred place for all NSW Police Officers and the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving the people of this state,” Detective Inspector Brill said.

“Those who have done this know exactly what they have done and should realise one thing.

“It is better for you and/or your associates to come forward and contact us before we find you.”

WATCH: Forensic officers inspect damage to the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

REVEALED: Never-before-seen photos of William Tyrrell taken on the day he vanished

It’s been five years since William Tyrrell disappeared, and to mark the tragic anniversary, the NSW Coroner has released new photos of the toddler taken on the same day he vanished.

In the images, which were taken by William’s foster mother, the then three-year-old can be seen drawing on a verandah at his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast.

The photos show Tyrrell dressed in the same spiderman costume he was wearing when he went missing from the property on the morning of September 12, 2014.

William has never been found and no one has ever been arrested over the toddler’s disappearance.

A coronial inquest is ongoing and a $1 million reward remains in place for anyone with information.

PHOTO: Supplied by NSW Department of Justice

PHOTO: Supplied by NSW Department of Justice

PHOTO: Supplied by NSW Department of Justice

PHOTO: Supplied by NSW Department of Justice

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Barbershop owner charged over alleged cocaine supply

A Sydney barber has been charged over the alleged ongoing supply of cocaine in the Lower North Shore.

Police allege the 26-year-old supplied more than 50g of cocaine between July and August this year.

He was taken into custody at a shopping centre in North Sydney just after 8.30am on Thursday 22 August.

He’s since been charged with supply prohibited drug on an ongoing basis, supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity x4), and possess prohibited drug.

The arrest comes following extensive inquiries by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad into the supply of illicit drugs across Sydney.

The Ramsgate Beach man has been granted conditional bail to appear at Manly Local Court today.

Investigations are ongoing.

Ambulance NSW

Man killed in horror workplace accident in Sydney

A MAN has tragically died in a workplace accident in Sydney this morning.

Around 5.40am on Wednesday, emergency crews rushed to a pallet factory at St Mary’s after receiving reports a worker had become stuck in a machine.

The 30-year-old was freed, however he suffered severe head injuries and could not be saved.

The incident is being investigated by SafeWork NSW.

Meanwhile, another man is in a critical condition after a workplace accident at Point Piper.

The worker is understood to have fallen up to eight metres from scaffolding around 7.45am.

He’s been rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital with head and leg injuries.