Cooma man charged over historical sexual assaults

Canfan 29 February 2016

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A Snowy Mountains man has been charged over alleged historical sexual assaults.

In December 2014 last year, officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command received reports of a number of alleged sexual and indecent assaults that occurred in Cooma between 1992 and 1996.

Detectives launched an investigation, and following ongoing inquiries, a 67-year-old man was arrested in Cooma last Friday.

He was taken to Cooma Police Station where he was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault and ten counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Police will allege in court the man committed the assaults against a young boy between 1992 and 1996.

Detectives and specialist forensic officers later executed a crime scene warrant at a Cooma home.

A number of exhibits were seized from the property.

The man was refused bail and is due to re-appear before Queanbeyan Local Court today.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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