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NSW man charged over indecent assault at nursing home

A 42-year-old man from Frenchs Forest, NSW, will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged over an act of indecency against a 91-year-old woman at a nursing home in Weston.

Police allege that about 12.50pm on Friday 1 May 2020, the man was working as a carer at a nursing home in Weston, ACT.

At this time, another carer observed the man allegedly commit an act of indecency against a 91-year-old patient at the nursing home.

The incident against the woman was immediately escalated to the centre’s management, with the matter reported to police a short time later.

Following a police investigation, which included forensic and DNA testing, the man was charged with one count of indecent assault.

He will face court today, Friday 20 November.

Anyone with information in relation to elder abuse in the community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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