Media release

Arrest - Historical sex offences - Tiwi Islands


Northern Territory Police have arrested a 66-year-old man on the Tiwi Islands in relation to alleged historical sexual assaults, dating back from 1992 through to 1997.

Detectives from the Sex Crime Unit have spent several days on the Islands investigating the allegations by the two women, who were aged 6 and 16 at the time.

Today, police arrested the man and transported him back to Darwin.  

He was charged with:

  • 2 x have unlawful carnal knowledge
  • 1 x indecent treatment of child under 10 years
  • 4 x sexual intercourse without consent
  • 1 x deprivation of liberty

The man is due to appear in Darwin Local Court on 24 September 2020.

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