Man charged with indecent assault of girl in Sydney care facility
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Man charged with indecent assault of girl in Sydney care facility

A man employed at a care facility in Sydney's south-west has been charged with indecently assaulting a teenage girl in his care.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced investigations after police received a report that a girl with a cognitive impairment had been indecently assaulted by a carer last year.

The man was charged on Wednesday at Liverpool police station.

The man was charged on Wednesday at Liverpool police station. Credit:Simon Bennett

Following their inquiries, a 61-year-old man was arrested at Liverpool police station about 10am on Wednesday.

He was charged with aggravated indecent assault against a victim with a cognitive impairment.

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The man’s employment at the facility has since been terminated.

Police will allege in court that the man indecently assaulted the girl while working at a care facility in Sydney’s south-west in July.

He was refused bail and expected to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday.

Investigations are continuing.

Jenny Noyes is a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald. She was previously a writer and editor at Daily Life.

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