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Man charged over historical abuse allegations at NSW boys’ home

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A 64-year-old man is the sixth person to be charged as part of a police investigation into historical child abuse at a Sydney boy’s home between 1965 and 1985.

A former employee at a notorious Sydney boys home is facing eight assault charges over offences dating back more than 40 years.

Detectives investigating allegations of historical child abuse at the Daruk Training School near Windsor arrested a 64-year-old man at Baulkham Hills, in greater western Sydney, on Tuesday.

The man has been issued a court attendance notice over six counts of indecent assault on a male and two counts of sexual assault knowing no consent was given.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between 1978 and 1981, a police statement says.

The man has been ordered to face Penrith Local Court on July 9.

The 64-year-old is the sixth man to be charged.

The arrest was carried out by Strikeforce Eckersley, which was established in late 2016 following a series of complaints made to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

– Reported with AAP

Source: 9News

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