Man charged with historical sex offences

A 55-year-old man has been charged with six offences after an ACT Policing investigation into his alleged grooming, trafficking and sexual activity with children and teenagers involved in sports programs in the ACT between 1994 and 2005.

In July 2021, ACT Policing Criminal Investigations – Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Team received information alleging that the man had attempted to groom a girl between 1994 and 1999.

During the ensuing investigation, allegations of additional offences by the man against three other victims were supplied to police. These allegations include committing offences in Australia and overseas.

The man was arrested by police at a residence in Holt on Saturday (19 February 2022) after police executed a warrant at the premises.

The man has been charged with six offences:

  •          Four counts of acts of indecency upon a young person, against three victims, punishable by imprisonment for 10 years.
  •          Two counts of sexual conduct involving a child under 16, against one victim, punishable by imprisonment for 12 years [overseas conduct].

He is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (21 February 2022) where police will oppose bail.

The investigation into this matter is continuing and additional charges may be laid.

Anyone with information relating to this matter is urged to contact Crime Stoppers from anywhere in Australia on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website.

Anyone with such information who is outside Australia should report via the website. Please refer to “AFP Operation Pyrite” when providing information.


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