Former federal Liberal MP Alasdair Webster facing historical sexual assault charges


Alasdair Webster, inset, and Daruk Training School. File images.Alasdair Webster, inset, and Daruk Training School. File images. Credit: Supplied/NSW State Library

A former federal politician and Order of Australia recipient will face court later this month on historical sexual assault charges.

Alasdair Webster, 86, has been charged with buggery, attempted buggery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and 10 counts of indecent assault on a male.

The offence of buggery carries a maximum 14 years imprisonment. 

Webster’s lawyer Manny Conditsos told 7NEWS.com.au: “The charges will be strongly denied.”

The charges result from investigations by Strike Force Eckersley into alleged abuse of boys at the Daruk Training School near Windsor, in Sydney’s west, between 1978 and 1980, where Webster was Chief Superintendent.

He is expected to front Penrith Local Court on March 31 in answer to a court attendance notice issued by NSW Police.

Webster was the federal Liberal Party member for the seat of Macquarie in Sydney’s west from December 1984 to March 1993.

He later contested the NSW Legislative council at the 1999 and 2003 elections for Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party.

Webster was awarded an Order of Australia in 2008 for “services to the Parliament of Australia, and to the community through Indigenous, educational and service organisations.

Source : https://7news.com.au/news/nsw/former-federal-liberal-mp-alasdair-webster-facing-historical-sexual-assault-charges-c-739551?utm_campaign=share-icons&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&tid=1584700031708

Abuser Name or Alias:: Alisdair Webster OAM
Abusers Organisation:: Politician and Order of Australia Medal recipient
Type of Abuse:: Sexual

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