Female teacher charged over sexual assault of student

A woman has been charged following a major investigation into historic sexual assaults and student teacher relationships at schools on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established a special strike force in July 2018, to investigate allegations of sexual assaults at high schools in the 1970s and 1980s.

Following inquiries, a 67-year-old woman attended Burwood Police Station about 11am yesterday.


She was charged with assault female and commit act of indecency aged under 16 years, and two counts of assault female and commit act of indecency aged between 14 and 16 years.

“Police will allege in court that the woman sexually abused a female student, then aged between 15 and 17, between 1978 and 1980,” NSW Police said.

The Five Dock woman was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Monday 18 January 2021.

Police said investigations are continuing.

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