A TEACHER aged in his 50s has been charged after allegedly sexually touching a 14-year-old girl in a classroom at a high school in the NSW Hunter Region.
Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad arrested the 50-year-old man at a home in Newcastle on Thursday afternoon.
He’s accused of sexually touching the young girl during class in April 2019.
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The teacher was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with intentionally sexually touching a child under the age of 16.
The 50-year-old was released on strict conditional bail and was due to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Friday.
The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.