4 May 2024

Former police officer charged with perjury over Wollongong sex assault case

| Zoe Cartwright
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PIcture of Law Court building.

A former police officer has been charged with perjury in Wollongong. Photo: iStock.

NSW Police say a former police officer has been charged with perjury following an extensive investigation into a sexual assault case heard in the Wollongong District Court in February 2020.

“In 2021, officers attached to Professional Standards Command commenced Strike Force Ephemeris to investigate the conduct of officers involved in the court case,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

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“Following extensive inquiries and upon receiving advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, police have charged a former Detective Senior Constable with giving false evidence under oath amounting to perjury.

“The 48-year-old man was issued a future court attendance notice to appear before Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.”

Investigations under Strike Force Ephemeris continue.

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