A former youth worker will face court today charged over the historical alleged ongoing sexual abuse of a young boy in the state’s Riverina area.
Detectives from the child abuse and sex crimes squad started an investigation, following reports a 10-year-old boy had been indecently assaulted on a number of occasions by a man known to him.
Following extensive inquiries, investigators arrested a 27-year-old man in Leeton about 12pm on March 14.
He was taken to Griffith Police Station, where he was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault victim under the age of 16 years.
Police will allege in court that the man, who is known to the boy’s family, indecently assaulted the boy on numerous occasions between 2015 and 2018, when the child was aged between six and nine.
It will also be alleged the man was employed as a youth worker at the time; however, he is no longer employed as one.
The man was refused bail to appear at Griffith Local Court on March 15.
The police investigation is continuing.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Griffith police station on 6969 4299.
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