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78-year-old man arrested for historical sexual offending

78-year-old man arrested for historical sexual offending

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 4:43pm

Wellington

Masterton Police have arrested and charged Godfrey BALL (aka Geoffrey BALL), 78, for alleged historic sexual offences against boys between 1964 and 1985 while living in Wellington.

He appeared in the Masterton District Court yesterday facing 12 representative charges including indecent assault and doing an indecent act. His three victims were aged between seven and 16 years old during the period of the offending. He has not been granted name suppression and has been remanded in custody.

"This matter is being thoroughly investigated and a number for search warrants have been executed today. Our concern is that there may be other victims who we are yet to identify and we could encourage anybody with concerns to make contact with Police." says Detective Damian Doocey of the Masterton Child Protection Team.

"Our inquiries have established that he has used his position as both as school bus driver and local Scout Master to be in contact with his victims and there may well be people who remember important information which could assist Police."

He will next be appearing on 23 June in the Masterton District Court when a bail application will be heard.

Anyone who has concerns is asked to contact the Masterton Police Child Protection Team on (06) 370 0309 or visit their local Police Station.

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