102-year-old man has to face trial for alleged assault on a 92-year-old woman in a nursing home. The man was arrested on Tuesday for allegations of severe sexual assault in the care facility in an eastern suburb of Sydney, police said Wednesday.
The unnamed man will appear in court next month, police said, after he was accused of assaulting the fellow resident at a care facility in the city’s eastern suburbs.
Police declined to give details of the alleged crime, but said the incident took place around lunchtime on Tuesday and was reported to police.
Officers arrived on the scene, not far from Bondi Beach, and took the man into custody. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in jail.
He was however granted bail pending a court appearance on November 20.
A handful of centenarians have faced trial for crimes committed earlier in their lives, but being charged with a current offense over the age of 100 is rare.