Perth: Former police officer charged with historical child sex offences

Perth: Former police officer charged with historical child sex offences

A 61-YEAR-OLD former police officer has been charged with historical child sex offences.

The man, who was a police officer until he resigned in July 2017 also held a senior position in a model enthusiasts’ club.

He has been charged with eight counts of indecent dealings with a child under 13-years-old, two of attempted sexual penetration of a child under 13-years-old and having a persistent sexual relationship with a child under 13-years-old.

He is also facing two counts of procuring, inciting or encouraging a child 16-years-old or older who was under his care to engage in sexual activity, and three counts of indecent dealing with a child of or over 16-years-old.

The alleged offences occurred between 2008 and 2011 when one of the victims was aged between 11 and 14-years-old.

The former police officer was arrested on Thursday, September 20.

He appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court today and will reappear on September 28.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.