Sexual assault charges

A man, 50, is expected to appear in court on today in relation to 18 charges of the alleged sexual and indecent assaults of six young girls in parks and reserves in Castle Hill and Glenhaven — among others.

The ongoing investigation with the Sex Crimes Squad was launched last year to investigate the allegations that were reported between 2007 and 2011.

They include the alleged sexual assault of two girls, both aged eight, at the Fred Caterson Recreation Reserve in Castle Hill on August 30, 2007.

And the alleged abduction and assault of a girl, aged nine, in bushland near Holland Reserve Oval, Glenhaven on November 3, 2009.

Other incidents were said to have occurred in South Turramurra on December 2 and 4, 2007.

The charges include sexual intercourse with child under 10, aggravated sexual assault, indecent assault, kidnapping, armed with intent to commit indictable offence and offences relating to the production of child abuse material.

The Sex Crimes Squad is encouraging any victims of sexual assault to come forward, no matter how long ago the incident occurred.

Detectives will also provide support and referral to counselling services.

To report, contact Castle Hill Police on 9680 5399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

In other police news:

Parked cars robbed

Nine Beaumont Hills residents had items stolen from their cars between 1.30am and 2.30am on December 3.

Three cars were parked on Linford Place, two in Paperbark Crescent, two in Beaumont Drive, one in Fernleaf Crescent and one in Layton Way.

There was no sign of forced entry in most cases, but in one instance police said thieves cut through a soft top to gain entry into the car.

Items stolen include computers, iPads, wallets and cash.

Police said one of the stolen iPads had a tracking system that will be investigated.

Castle Hill Police crime manager detective inspector Gary Bailey said he believed those involved would have tried opening car doors.

‘‘Remember to always lock your car, remove valuable items from inside and don’t tempt thieves by leaving coins where they can be seen from the outside,’’ he said.

‘‘And if you can’t park your car in a garage overnight try to park in a well-lit area.’’

To report anyone acting suspiciously in your street, contact Castle Hill Police on 9680 5399.

Four times the limit

A Kenthurst woman was breath-tested as a result of a car crash investigation and found with a blood alcohol level four times higher than the legal limit on December 4 at 3.30pm.

Police said the woman, 45, was stopped on Old Northern Road, Round Corner and was given a breath test that revealed her blood alcohol level was 0.234.

Her license was suspended.

Jewellery, cash stolen

Two houses were broken into during the afternoon on December 4.

Residents of Highs Street, West Pennant Hills, reported jewellery, cash and small electronics stolen between 11am and 4pm.

And a house in Malvern Avenue, Baulkham Hills,  was broken into between 10am and 1pm.

The front door lock was forced and jewellery and a video camera were stolen.

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