A MAN has been charged for allegedly sexually touching a patient at an aged care facility within a hospital north of Wollongong.
Police allege the incident between two patients, aged 80 and 89, occurred on Monday, August 26. The matter was reported to police and about 5.30pm yesterday.
Detectives went to the hospital and arrested an 80-year-old man, who was taken to Wollongong Police Station, where he was charged with sexually touch another person without consent.
The man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Wollongong Local Court on October 8. The victim’s next of kin have been spoken to regarding the alleged incident.
About Mick Roberts
A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.
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