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Additional charges laid over alleged indecent assault of students

Additional charges have been laid on a teacher after allegedly grooming and indecently assaulting students in Sydney’s south-west.

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad established Strike Force Verletta to investigate allegations a teacher was procuring and indecently assaulting students.

Following ongoing inquiries by Strike Force Verletta detectives, a further 15 charges were laid against a 29-year-old man Friday 14 October 2016.

He was charged with ten counts of aggravated indecent assault person under 16, two counts of procure child under 14 for sexual activity, two counts of assault, and incite aggravated act of indecency (victim under 16 and under authority).

Police will allege in court the man procured and indecently assaulted two male and two female students at a primary school in Sydney’s south-west.

The man is next due to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: police.nsw.gov.au.

Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

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