Former Bishop of Broome Faces Two New Sexual Assault Charges

The former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders is facing two new indecent assault charges after his home in Western Australia’s north was raided on Wednesday morning.

The 74-year-old is already facing 26 charges, including two counts of sexual penetration without consent, three counts of indecent dealing with a child and 14 counts of unlawful and indecent assault.

WA Police confirmed on Wednesday a 74-year-old Broome man is facing two charges of indecent and unlawful assault.

While police have not named the man, the ABC has confirmed he is the former Broome Bishop.

It will be alleged Bishop Saunders sexually assaulted a man who was 21 or 22 years old in 2016.

The new charges mean two complainants have come forward to police.

The former Bishop is set to reappear in Broome Magistrate’s Court on June 17.

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