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Man charged with sexually touching a patient at aged care facility

police 8A 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 Sydney 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 pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently 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 has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time 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), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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