Another arrest in Daruk investigation

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Police have made another arrest in relation to alleged horrific, historical child sexual abuse at a local boys’ home.

The Nepean Police Area Command formed Strike Force Eckersley in late 2016 to investigate a series of complaints referred by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Around midday today, officers from the Australian Federal Police, accompanied by NSW strike force detectives, arrested an 81-year-old man at a home at Ainslie in the A.C.T.

The suspect has been taken to the A.C.T. Watchhouse where he remains in custody, charged by virtue of a court warrant with 11 counts of ‘indecent assault on a male’ and four counts of ‘buggery’.

He is expected to face the A.C.T. Magistrates Court tomorrow where Nepean detectives will seek his extradition to New South Wales.

It’s the fourth arrest this year in relation to the abuse that allegedly occurred at the Daruk Training School at Berkshire Park between 1965 and 1985.

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