A male police officer has been charged following an alleged indecent assault in Goonellabah last year.

The constable, who is a serving officer attached to Northern Region, was served with a future court attendance notice today (Thursday 5 January 2012), charged with assault with act of indecency and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The charges relate to the alleged indecent assault of a woman at her home in Goonellabah on Saturday 5 November 2011.

He is due to appear in Lismore Local Court on Thursday 16 February 2012.

The officer’s duty status is under review.