Swim coach charged with ‘indecently dealing with a child’

A MIDDLE-AGED man has been arrested and charged with indecently treating a child during his time as a swimming coach in Brisbane.

The 55-year-old is alleged to have inappropriately touched a girl known to him during his time as a swimming and triathlon coast in Brisbane in the 1990s.

Following a protracted investigation, the man was arrested this week and charged with three counts of indecently dealing with a child under the age of 16.


Police said they believe the man use to work int he Clayfield, Virginia and Nudgee areas.

He is due to apepar in the Brisbane Magistrates Court next month.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have information about similar behaviour to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.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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