Historical Child Sexual Abuse Arrest

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Rockingham Detectives have charged a 78 year old man as a result of their extensive investigation into historical child sexual abuse allegations.

It will be alleged between January and November 1979, the man sexually assaulted a boy who was 15 years of age. The man was the owner of a gardening and handyman business at the time, and the victim was employed as the man’s assistant.

The man from Scarborough has been charged with:-
• 10 counts of Unlawful and Indecent Assault; and
• One count of Carnal Knowledge Against Nature.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 6 February 2018.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information regarding this matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au