Elderly boss accused of indecently assaulting teenage worker

A TINY SEA SIDE town in the New South Wales Hunter region has been rocked by the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl by her elderly boss.

The 74-year-old man was arrested by detectives at a shop on Tarean Road in Karuah, north of Newcastle, on Tuesday morning.

He’s been charged with four counts of indecently assault a person under 16 years.


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Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation earlier this week, after receiving reports a teenage girl had been indecently assaulted.

In a statement, Police confirmed they will allege in court that the alleged attacks happened on a number of occasions while the girl was working alone with her employer at a take-away store.

The man was formally refused bail to appear in court in November.

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.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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