Wednesday, April 24, 2024

WA Police officer facing child sex charges

Detectives from the WA Police Sex Assault Squad have charged a 48-year-old serving officer with 17 offences as a result of an investigation into allegations of child sex offences.

The man is a Senior Constable with WA Police Force and works in Regional WA.

He was stood down at the time of police receiving the complaint while the matters were investigated, WA Police said in a statement today.

It will be alleged that between 2009 and 2012, the man had a sexual relationship with a girl who was 13-years-old at the time of the first alleged offence.

He was due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today to face the following charges:
• Seven counts of Indecently Deals with a Child of or over 13 and under 16 years;
• Six counts of Sexually Penetrated a Child of or over 13 and under 16 years;
• Three counts of Sexually Penetrated a Child over 16 under their Authority.; and
• One count of Persistent Sexual Conduct.

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