Former church volunteer charged with sexual assault
A former church volunteer has been charged with sexual assault offences that are alleged to have occurred around Woy Woy in the 1980s.
Police say that Brisbane Water detectives launched an investigation in September 2016 following reports a young girl had been sexually abused in the mid-1980s.
Following inquiries, investigators arrested a 54-year-old man at Gosford Police Station on Tuesday, February 19.
He was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a person under 16 years, and two other related charges.
Police alleged that the man, who was serving as a youth services volunteer at an Anglican Church at the time, sexually abused an 11-year-old girl at multiple locations in Woy Woy between 1984 and 1986.
The Booker Bay man was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, March 12.
Meanwhile, inquiries by detectives are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to come forward.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Media release, 19 Feb 2019
Mick Fuller, NSW Police