Fairfield taxi driver charged

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad have arrested and charged a 64-year-old Fairfield  taxi driver for the alleged indecent and sexual assault of a young girl with profound hearing difficulties.

Late last year, detectives from the Child Abuse Squad’s Liverpool office received information concerning the alleged sexual abuse of a hearing-impaired girl by a taxi driver who transported her to and from school.

The offences, which are alleged to have occurred on a number of occasions in 2009 when the girl was aged 10 (and 11), took place in the vehicle the man used to transport her to and from school.

At the time, the man worked for a company contracted to transport children to and from schools.

On a number of occasions, the man picked the girl and other children up from their schools in south-western Sydney.

After dropping all of the other children off at their homes, the man would allegedly park his vehicle a few streets away from the girl’s home and assault her.

After making a number of inquiries, Child Abuse Squad detectives arrested the man at Liverpool Police Station yesterday.

He was subsequently charged with:

- Three counts of aggravated indecent assault;

- Two counts of aggravated sexual assault – child under 16;

- Two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse – child under 10-14 years (physically impaired);

- One count of attempted sexual intercourse – child over 10 years and under 14 years.

The man was refused bail by police and appeared in Liverpool Local Court where he was again refused bail to next appear in Campbelltown Local Court on May 28.