Handyman charged over alleged historic child sexual abuse

A handyman has been arrested for historic child sexual abuse in incidents dating back more than 15 years.

Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged the 44-year-old man as a result of an investigation, where it is alleged the man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in the Carlisle and Kewdale areas between January and December 2004.

The man has been charged with sexual penetration of a child over 13 years and under 16 years and indecently dealing with a child over 13 years and under 16 years.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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