Man arrested for historical child sexual assaults

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A MAN was arrested in March, for a second time, charged with historical child sexual assaults. 

The man, 55, was initially arrested in Queanbeyan in September, 2017, after an investigation took place into the alleged sexual assaults of children in Goulburn between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s.

He was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under authority, which allegedly took place in 1992.

The man was granted conditional bail and appeared at Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Following further inquiries, Strike Force officers arrested the man again on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and laid further charges.

He was charged with eight counts of sexual assault to children under 10 and 16.

These additional charges allegedly relate to two further victims and occurred in 1989, 1990,1986 and 1987.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Queanbeyan Local Court on Wednesday, March 7, and was remanded to re-appear at Goulburn Local Court today, on Wednesday, April 11.

Investigations are continuing.

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