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Child Abuse Squad detectives have arrested and charged a 77-year-old man for the indecent assaults of three children previously in his care.

The man was arrested at his home in Lennox Head on Wednesday (January 15) following an investigation by police from the Child Abuse Squad’s offices in Newcastle and Ballina.

He was taken to Ballina Police Station and charged with four counts of aggravated indecent assault, before being granted conditional bail to appear in Ballina Local Court on Thursday February 13.

Police allege the man indecently assaulted three children on separate occasions between 2009 and 2011. The boy and two girls, ranging in age from 7 to 17 years, were being cared for by the man and his wife at the time at the time the alleged assaults occurred.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page. Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

 


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