Former NSW teacher charged over historic indecent assaults

A former teacher has been arrested and charged over the alleged historic indecent assaults of several students at a high school in Sydney’s inner west.

It’s alleged three male students were indecently assaulted by a teacher at a school in Lewisham between 1971 and 1974.

Police said the boys were aged 12 and 13 at the time.


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Following a protracted investigation, detectives from the Marrickville Local Area Command yesterday arrested a 79-year-old man.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station where he was formally charged with four counts of indecent assault on a male and common assault.

The man, who police said resides in Chittaway Bay, was granted bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on 3 August.

Detectives are continuing their inquiries and urging anyone with information to come forward.