More charges for child sex ac­cused

Pilbara News - - News - Cally Dupe

De­tec­tives have laid ad­di­tional charges against a Perth man ac­cused of sex­u­ally abus­ing a young girl in Tom Price more than 30 years ago.

Eric Vin­cent Mil­lard, 73, was ar­rested by Mid­land de­tec­tives in Septem­ber af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into his­toric child abuse al­le­ga­tions.

Two months later, he pleaded not guilty in court to as­sault­ing a young girl 24 times be­tween 1979 and 1986.

The child was three years old at the time of the first al­leged of­fence.

How­ever, an ad­di­tional seven charges of in­de­cent deal­ing were laid against Mr Mil­lard ear­lier this year.

The For­rest­field res­i­dent pleaded not guilty to the ad­di­tional charges in Perth Mag­is­trate’s Court on June 23.

It is al­leged Mr Mil­lard abused a dif­fer­ent girl, a blood rel­a­tive of the first child, seven times dur­ing the 1990s and 2000s. The girl was aged younger than 13 dur­ing six of the al­leged in­ci­dents and be­tween 13 and 16 dur­ing one.

His case was ad­journed un­til Septem­ber 15 and his bail ex­tended at the re­quest of his lawyer.

If you are or have been a vic­tim of child abuse, or if you have in­for­ma­tion about some­one be­ing abused, phone po­lice on 131 444.

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