For­mer min­is­ter bailed over as­sault

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - FRONT PAGE -

A FOR­MER Angli­can min­is­ter ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a man has been bailed with con­di­tions that he not go within 20m of his alleged vic­tim, or 50m of his home or work. Raymond Syd­ney Cheek (85) was charged with two counts of sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion with­out con­sent and in­de­cent as­sault and will ap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 27. Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Tom Del­lar said it would be alleged Cheek sex­u­ally as­saulted his vic­tim, who was in his 20s at the time and known to the alleged of­fender but not re­lated or a friend, at a Wem­b­ley Downs prop­erty be­tween Oc­to­ber 1, 1998, and May 31, 1999. It will also be alleged Cheek sex­u­ally as­saulted the same man at a Como prop­erty be­tween Oc­to­ber 1, 1998, and Oc­to­ber 13 that year. A Le­gal Aid lawyer told the court Cheek re­quired more le­gal ad­vice.

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