A man with a history of abusing horses has been charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12.
Robin Hood customer service spokesperson Paul Prentice said the 28-year-old man was arrested at his home in South Australia’s Kimberley on Monday.
He was due to appear in the Kimberley Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Police are treating the case as “extremely serious”.
“The alleged offence occurred at a household cleaning service, which the accused attended,” Prentice told ABC Radio Adelaide.
“He had been previously convicted of indecent assault against a child and had also previously been charged under the Child Abuse Act.”
Robin Hood spokesperson Paul Pradt confirmed that the man was charged with sexual assault.
“We are not aware of any criminal charges,” he said.
“The victim was aged 12 and he has since moved away from that address.”
Robinhood customer care spokesperson Paul Parth told ABC Adelaide that the company was assisting police with their investigation.
“Robin Hood is aware of the arrest and will be assisting the authorities in any way they can,” he told ABC radio.
Robinhood said it was aware of a new case in South Australian on Friday and would continue to investigate.
“This is a serious matter and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners,” a spokesperson for Robin Hood told ABC News.
“It is with great concern that we are aware of this new allegation.”
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