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A man who worked as an officer at Bathurst Correctional Centre will face court next month accused of performing sex acts in front of multiple female colleagues during a six-year period.

Police will allege in court a 50-year-old man from Orange performed sex acts in front of five women between 2015 and 2021 while they were all employed at Bathurst Correctional Centre.

Detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad’s Corrective Services Investigation Unit arrested the man at Orange at about 9am today.

He was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with eight counts of performing a sexual act with others without consent, two counts of common assault and five counts of inciting aggravated indecency (victim under authority).

The man was given bail to appear at Orange Local Court on May 31 and he was also suspended by Corrective Services NSW.

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander Andrew Koutsoufis, said the man allegedly abused his position of authority.

“Police and Corrective Services NSW have taken swift and appropriate action after commencing an investigation earlier this month,” Detective superintendent Koutsoufis said.

“It will be alleged that this man used his position to take advantage of female employees in the workplace for his own sexual gratification.

“This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the community. Every employee should feel safe and respected while carrying out their duties.

“If offences of this nature occur in any workplace, we encourage employees to notify police.”

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