Teacher charged with indecent assault of a 16-year-old female student

A teacher was due to face court today charged over indecent assaults of a student at a high school last year.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation earlier this month following reports a teacher had allegedly indecently assaulted a 16-year-old female student after the pair met at a school in Sydney’s south-west last year.

Following investigations, a 61-year-old man was arrested at a home in Kingsgrove about 9.30am yesterday.

He was taken to St George Police Station and charged with five counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under authority, incite person 16 years or over to commit act of indecency, and use carriage service to menace/harass/offend.

Police will allege the man indecently assaulted the girl after he arranged to meet her at a Marrickville park on  December 31.

It will be further alleged the man made calls and sent texts to the girl, in which sexually-explicit language was used.

The man was served with a provisional Personal Apprehended Violence Order (PVO).

He has been refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today.