Sex abuse charges laid
POLICE have charged an 86year-old Gooseberry Hill man with child sexual abuse, the result of allegations stemming from the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sex Abuse. Between 1984 and 1985 the man allegedly sexually assaulted a boy who was 13 at the time of the first offence. The man was the boy’s assigned welfare officer from the Department of Communities. The man has been charged with five counts of indecent dealing with a child under 13 years of age.