An elderly man has been charged following alleged historical sexual assault offences across Sydney, including the Northern Beaches.

In November 2022, officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command commenced an investigation following reports of alleged sexual assault offences in Sydney’s west and Northern Beaches, between 2002 and 2007.

Police will allege in court that a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a male instructor from a dance studio.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives arrested an 84-year-old man this week at Gulgong, in the Central Tablelands, around 11.00am Wednesday (05 June 2024).

He was taken to Mudgee Police Station where he was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault — victim under the age of 16 years, sexual assault forced self-manipulation victim 10 or over, have sexual intercourse with person older than or equal to 14 years and younger than 16 years, and persistent sexual abuse of a child.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday, 04 July 2024.

As inquiries continue, police urge anyone who may be able to assist detectives to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000

NSW Police are seeking public assistance in relation to this matter. If you have any information that may assist them with their inquiries, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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