Menu
News

Elderly cleaner refused bail, charged with sexual assault

AN  ELDERLY cleaner has been refused bail over the repeated sexual assault of a young employee at Coffs Harbour.

Last month, a teenage girl told police she had been sexually assaulted by her 67-year-old boss over a number of years when she was between the ages of 12 and 15.

The assaults allegedly took place between 2011 and 2013 when the girl was working on a casual basis for the man's cleaning business.

Detectives from the Coffs Harbour Child Abuse Squad arrested the man at his home on Bonnie Street in the North Boambee Valley late Thursday.

He was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, eight counts of aggravated indecent assault under authority and one count of commit act of indecency towards person under 16 years in circumstances of aggravation.

He fronted the Coffs Harbour Court on Friday and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on April 15.

Topics:  cleaner crime sexual assault


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners