Police officer charged with child sex offences at Lake Macquarie

A SERVING police officer will face court in Lake Macquarie charged with alleged historic child sexual offences. 

The senior constable was arrested at his home about 9.45am on Thursday, police said. The arrest followed inquiries from the Professional Standards Command. 

Police said the allegations relate to alleged sexual and indecent assaults of a girl in the 1990s. 

The male officer was 15 years of age at the time. 

Police took the man to Belmont police station on Thursday, where he was charged with six counts of indecent assault where victim is under the age of 10, and two counts of sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10. 

He received conditional bail and is scheduled to face Toronto Local Court on March 28. 

Polie said the officer was attached to the Northern Region, which includes the Hunter. 

“The officer’s duty status is under review,” NSW Police said in a statement. 

“He was not a police officer at the time of the alleged offences.”