Detectives have arrested a former teacher following investigations into alleged historical assaults against children dating back 25 years.
State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Avia in October 2011 to investigate incidents alleged to have occurred on school grounds at a Catholic college in Blacktown and a Catholic primary school in Lalor Park in the 1980s.
Just after 9.30am today, detectives arrested a 57-year-old former teacher in Richmond.
The man was taken to Windsor Police Station where he is assisting with inquiries.
Police said they were investigating 15 offences between 1998 and 2002, involving four teenage boys – one aged 14, the others aged 15.
Detectives urged anyone with information to come forward.S
The State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad is dedicated to investigating crimes of a sexual nature, regardless of the passage of time. Any person who has been a victim of sexual abuse, no matter how long ago the incident occurred, is encouraged to make a report at their local police station.
Anyone with information about sexual abuse should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.