Man charged with alleged sex offences against three intellectually disabled men in Taree area

A man will face court today charged over alleged sexual offences against three men with intellectual disabilities in the Taree area.

The offences allegedly all occurred in the Taree area since 2011.

Police from the Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command began an investigation in 2013 after they received information about the allegations.

As a result of their extensive inquiries, yesterday (Tuesday 16 September 2014) detectives arrested a 37-year-old man at a Taree address.

He was taken to Taree Police Station, where he was charged with seven counts of having sexual intercourse with a person with a cognitive impairment; and six counts of aggravated sexual assault – victim with cognitive impairment.

The man was refused bail to appear before Forster Local Court today (Wednesday 17 September 2014).

Meanwhile, inquiries are continuing; and police are appealing for anyone with information that may assist the ongoing investigation to come forward.

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