A MAN has been arrested and charged with assaulting four children aged under 1o at a house on the New South Wales South Coast.
Police allege the man is known to all four children, although his relationship to them has not been revealed.
It’s understood officers first became concerned for the children’s welfare after one of them – a three-year-old boy – showed up at Shoalhaven Hospital with injuries last Wednesday.
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In a statement this morning, NSW Police said it was alleged a 30-year-old man known to the toddler assaulted him at a home in the Shoalhaven region.
A subsequent investigation by the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad uncovered a further three children – a 10-year-old girl and two seven-year-old girls – who had also allegedly been assaulted by the man.
The 30-year-old was arrested at a property in the Shoalhaven region about 9.30pm on Tuesday and taken to the Nowra Police Station where he spent the night being questioned by detectives.
He has since been charged three counts of common assault, two counts each of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and assault causing actual bodily harm.
The man was remanded in custody and due to appear in Nowra Local Court today, where he’ll also face a single charge of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm.
Police have not released any further information relating to the case.
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