Former baseball coach charged with assaulting young boys
A former baseball coach has been charged with assaulting young players between 1994 and 2017 on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Five men told police they were physically abused as children by a man known to them at a Pittwater sports club.
Detectives arrested a 70-year-old man at a home in Sanctuary Point, in the state's south, just after 8.30am yesterday.
Several items were found during a search, including electronic storage devices, video tapes and documentation. They have been sent for forensic examination.
The man has been charged with 16 counts of common assault, producing child abuse material and child pornography, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Police allege the man, who was the boys' baseball coach, assaulted the youths on numerous occasions at sporting facilities across Sydney's Northern Beaches and outside of practice between 1994 and 2017.
The boys were aged between nine and 20 at the time of the alleged assaults.
In one of these alleged incidents, a 12-year-old boy suffered fractures to his foot.
It's also alleged that during private lessons with these young players the man would film the assaults.
He was refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court today.
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