BEELIAR:

Fremantle Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

A BEELIAR swim­ming teacher has been charged fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual abuse against a child un­der his su­per­vi­sion. Po­lice al­lege the 48year-old sex­u­ally as­saulted a teenage swim­ming stu­dent at his school be­tween 2015 and 2017. The girl was 14 when the first al­leged of­fence is be­lieved to have taken place. Among charges laid against the man by Fre­man­tle de­tec­tives were six counts of in­de­cent deal­ing of a child while un­der su­per­vi­sion, four counts of us­ing an elec­tronic de­vice to pro­cure a child to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity and one count of procur­ing a child to en­gage in sex­ual be­hav­iour. He will ap­pear in the Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trates Court on July 17. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Crime Stop­pers.

■ PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a crash that led to a 20-year-old man be­ing taken to hos­pi­tal. Po­lice said the man was head­ing west along Beeliar Drive in Beeliar about 9pm on June 25, when the Holden Ba­rina he was driv­ing mounted a kerb and hit a tree. He re­ceived se­ri­ous head in­juries and was taken to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Crime Stop­pers.

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