Perth Detectives have charged a 47 year old man as a result of their investigation into historic child sexual offences.
It will be alleged between 1988 and 1996, the man sexually assaulted two girls who were aged between 13 and 15 years of age at the time of the first incident.The man befriended the girls and their families prior to the abuse. The offences occurred in the suburbs of Balingup, Bridgetown, Greenbushes, Hester and North Greenbushes.
The man from Greenbushes appeared in the Bunbury Magistrates Court on 1 June 2017 on the charges of two counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault and one count of Sexually Penetrated a Person under the age of 16 years without Consent.
Continued inquiries by Perth Detectives resulted in the man being further charged on Tuesday 27 June 2017 with:
- Five counts of Indecently Deal with a Child over 13 years and under 16 years of age;
- Three counts of Sexually Penetrate a Child over 13 years and under 16 years of age;
- One count of Encourage a Child aged 13 to 16 years to Engage in Sexual Behaviour; and
- One count of Aggravated Indecent Assault.
He is next due to appear before the Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday, 20 July 2017.
Inquiries are ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information regarding this investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au