Man Faces Court Over Alleged Elderly Indecent Assault


A man from New South Wales will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged over an act of indecency.

Police say the man from Frenchs Forest was working as a carer in a nursing home in Weston, and on the 1st of May this year, 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.

Police urge anyone with information in relation to elder abuse to contact crimestoppers.