It is reported that a 64-year-old man from Sydney’s southwest has allegedly sexually touched an 8-year-old girl as she played in the driveway of a unit building in January this year.
The police detectives commenced investigations after receiving reports in January, that a man had allegedly indecently assaulted a child known to him outside the complex unit building in Casula.
The police detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad attended a Casula home before arresting a sixty-four year old man last Monday just after midday.
The man was refused bail at the Liverpool Police Station where he was formally charged with intentionally sexually touch a child under 10. His matter is currently pending in the Liverpool Local Court.
Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you ever have suspect child abuse or exploitation.
The offence of intentionally touching a child under 10-years-of-age carries a maximum penalty of up to 16-years-imprisonment under section 66DA of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). This type of offence if convicted prohibits a court from imposing as a penalty on sentence an intensive correction order- known as an alternative to full-time imprisonment.
Sexual touching is when a reasonable person regards the alleged conduct as sexual. This is determined by the court by looking into the circumstances of the sexual touch, including the body parts used and body parts touched.