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Woodburn teacher charged with child sexual assault

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A teacher has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl between 1995 and 1997 in the northern rivers.

Officers attached to Richmond Local Area Command launched an investigation regarding the alleged sexual assault of a then 15-year-old girl at a school on the north coast in August 2014.

Investigators established Strike Force Urumbilum as inquiries continued and yesterday (Wednesday 13 January 2016), executed a search warrant at a premises in Woodburn.

A number of items were seized from the home that will now undergo forensic examination.

A 55-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Ballina Police Station where he was later charged with aggravated sexual assault and three counts of carnal knowledge by teacher.

He was refused bail and is due to appear before Ballina Local Court today (Thursday 14 January 2016).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

 


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