2BELMONT

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

MID­LAND de­tec­tives charged a 65-year-old Les­mur­die man as a re­sult of in­ves­ti­ga­tion into child abuse al­le­ga­tions cov­er­ing 42 years be­tween 1972 and 2013. It will be al­leged the man in­de­cently as­saulted four peo­ple. At the start of the of­fences the vic­tims were girls aged six, 15 and 18 and a seven-year-old boy. The vic­tims were known to the man through fam­ily re­la­tion­ships, and one dur­ing his em­ploy­ment as a chef. Dur­ing the pe­riod the man was in­volved with at least eight restau­rants, in Bel­mont, East Perth, North­bridge, Man­durah and Kala­munda. He was charged with two counts of un­law­ful and in­de­cent deal­ing with a child un­der 14 years, two counts of un­law­ful in­de­cent as­sault of a woman or girl, one count of in­de­cent as­sault and one count of in­de­cent deal­ing with a child un­der 13 years.

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