A 71-year-old former teacher, counsellor and school nurse at two Perth Catholic colleges has been charged with child sexual abuse offences dating back almost 40 years. Source: The Australian.
Arthur Frank Mowle, 71, has been charged by detectives tipped off by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.
He was due to face the Perth Magistrates Court on eight child sex charges yesterday but he was in hospital. He was not required to enter a plea and the case will resume on February 22.
Mr Mowle’s two alleged victims, now 43 and 51, were both 13 at the time he is alleged to have indecently assaulted them on school camps eight years apart.
“Both of the allegations stem from the royal commission," WA Police said.
The first two offences allegedly occurred in 1979. Mr Mowle was a teacher at a school in the inner-northern Perth suburb of Bedford. It is alleged he again indecently assaulted the boy when he was 14.
Police allege that between 1986 and 1987, Mr Mowle sexually assaulted a second boy. The alleged incidents occurred while Mr Mowle was a teacher at a college in Tuart Hill, also in Perth’s inner north.
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