NZ Herald

Two charged over alleged historical child sex offences

TWO men have been charged over alleged sexual assaults of girls in the 1960s and 1970s at a Western Sydney school.

The former Parramatta Girls Training School officials, aged in their 70s, face 45 charges for alleged crimes against 12 victims.

Police believe some of the attacks were carried out in the school's underground detention room, referred to as "the dungeon".

"Other people are currently under investigation from that same centre," Superintendent Wayne Cox told a media conference.

The Parramatta Local Area Command established Strike Force Bilvo in April 2014 after receiving reports of the alleged sexual assaults.

More than 50 former students have come forward, claiming to have been raped or sexually assaulted at the school.

"This day means a lot to them in their journey, and particularly for the (alleged) victims that are subject to the sexual assault matters," Supt Cox said.