An ex-teacher, now 83, is facing child-sex charges regarding a Sydney school from 40-plus years ago

On 20 May 2019, New South Wales Police charged a former teacher (now aged 83) with having committed sexual crimes, more than 40 years ago, against a student (aged in his early teens) at a secondary-level school in Brookvale [a suburb situated 16 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district]. The police did not reveal the name the school. In 2019, there is only one secondary-level school located in Brookvale (postcode 2100), that being St Augustine’s College (in Federal Parade, Brookvale), although there are others in neighboring suburbs such as Manly.

The sexual-assault case will have its first mention in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on 30 July 2019, when the charges will be officially filed.

Here is the NSW Police media statement, issued on 20 May 2019:

"A man has been charged over historic child sexual assaults on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

"In 2018, a report was made to officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command alleging the historic sexual assaults.

"The assaults allegedly occurred at a high school in Brookvale between 1969 and 1976, where the man worked as a teacher.

"It will be alleged in court that the man assaulted a male student at the school, when the boy was aged between 11 and 17 years.

"Following investigations, about 10.40am today (Monday 20 May 2019), officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended an aged care facility in Kiama and arrested an 83-year-old man.

"The man was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with two counts of buggery, eight counts of assault male, two counts of act of indecency with male, and one count of commit act of indecency.

"He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court [in Sydney] on Tuesday 30 July 2019."

The police announcement also said:

"Anyone who has further information which may assist the investigation is urged to come forward.  Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages."