Gooseberry Hill man charged with child sexual abuse after Royal Commission

POLICE have charged an 86-year-old man with child sexual abuse, the result of allegations stemming from the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to
Child Sex Abuse.

Between 1984 and 1985 the man allegedly sexually assaulted a boy who was 13 at the time of the first offence.

The man was the boy’s assigned Welfare Officer from the Department of Communities.

The man has been charged with five counts of indecent dealing with a child under 13 years of age.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today.

If you are or have been a victim of child sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.

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