Former foster carer charged over alleged sexual abuse of child

A former foster carer has been charged over the alleged repeated sexual assault of a young girl in his care.

The 57-year-old man was taken into custody at a home at Ingleburn in Sydney’s south west just after 3pm last Friday.

It comes after detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad last week launched an investigation after receiving reports a young girl had been sexually abused by a man known to her.


“Police will allege in court that the man sexually and indecently assaulted the girl on several occasions while in his care,” NSW Police said.

The alleged incidents occurred while the young girl was aged between just 12 and 15-years-old.

The man has since been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse (between 10 and 14 years), four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse (between 14 and 16 years) and two counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age (DV).

He was refused bail in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday and is due to appear before Campbelltown Local Court today.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
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Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831