Southern River self-defence trainer charged with sexually assaulting women

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POLICE have charged a Southern River self-defence trainer with multiple sexual assaults after an investigation.

Police allege the offending occurred between 2013 and 2018 when the man indecently assaulted women while working as a trainer at a self-defence facility in Southern River.

A 43-year-old man has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault, two counts of sexual penetration without consent, two counts of possessing a controlled weapon and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon.

He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you are, or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.