Further charges issued following Keysborough historical sexual assaults

Tuesday 26 September 2023 3:47pm – 

Detectives from the Sexual Crimes Squad have issued further charges in relation to their investigation into reported sexual assaults dating back almost 30 years.

A 68-year-old Keysborough man was charged on 16 August with sexual penetration of a child under 16 years and indecent act with a child under 16.

The 13 charges relate to three complainants and are alleged to have occurred between 1996 and 2004.

Last week he was issued with a further seven charges in relation to a further two complainants who came forward following recent media reporting.

Police will allege the man came into contact with the complainants through his role at a Keysborough temple.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Victoria Police encourages all victims of sexual assault and child abuse, and anyone who has knowledge of such a crime, to make a report.

Victoria Police is committed to investigating and bringing to justice those people who prey on children no matter how many years have passed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au