A former baseball coach has been charged after allegedly assaulting boys as young as nine and filming the attacks.
Police began investigating after five men reported they had been physically abused as children by a man known to them at a sports club in Pittwater between 1994 and 2017.
It’s alleged the coach, now 70, assaulted the boys on numerous occasions while at sporting facilities and outside of practice.
The boys were aged between nine and 20 when they were attacked, police will allege.
A former baseball coach has been accused of assaulting players as young as nine and allegedly filming the attacks
In one of the alleged incidents, a 12-year-old boy suffered fractures to his foot.
Officers arrested the man at a Sanctuary Point home, on the New South Wales south coast, on Wednesday morning.
‘It will also be alleged that, during private lessons with these young players, the man would film the assaults,’ NSW Police said in a statement.
The man’s home was searched and several items were seized including electronic storage devices, video tapes and documentation.
He was charged with 16 counts of common assault, produce child abuse material, produce child pornography, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The man was refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court on Thursday.
The home was searched and several items were seized including electronic storage devices, video tapes and documentation
Officers arrested the man at a Sanctuary Point home, along the New South Wales south coast, on Wednesday morning