Man charged over alleged repeated sexual assault of 15yo employee

The former owner of a gardening and handyman business in Western Australia has been charged over the alleged repeated sexual assault of his former employee.

The man, who is now 78-years-old, was hit with a number of charges, including 10 counts of Unlawful and Indecent Assault, following a lengthy investigation by Detectives.

Police allege the Scarborough man sexually assaulted the boy, who was 15-years-old at the time, between January and November in 1979.


The teen was employed as the man’s assistant when the alleged assaults occurred.

Investigations are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone with information regarding this matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at

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
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

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