Man, 83, charged with indecently assaulting 94-year-old woman at aged care facility

A MAN has been charged with indecently assaulting a 94-year-old woman at an aged care facility in Newcastle.

It’s alleged staff walked in on the 83-year-old man indecently assaulting the elderly woman in her room at the Charlestown facility around 9.30am on Friday, May 11.

It’s alleged he followed the staff member back out of the room and questioned her before returning to the woman’s room and disappearing.


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The man had told staff an hour earlier that he was at the facility, waiting for the woman to finish her breakfast. His relationship to the woman is not known.

Officers from Lake Macqaurie Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.

The 83-year-old was charged with indecent assault on Tuesday and was released on conditional bail.

He will appear before Newcastle Local court on Thursday, August 9.

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.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. 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 myGC.com.au 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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