Man charged with sexually assaulting foster child

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a foster child in his care over eight years.

Western Australia Police say that between 1991 and 1999 the man sexually assaulted the girl, who was eight years old at the time of the first incident, whilst they were living in a town within the Wheatbelt district.

The now 48-year-old man has been charged with one count of Sexual Penetration without Consent and one count of Indecent Dealing with a Child under 13 years of age.


He is due to appear in the Northam Magistrates Court on 7 June 2016.