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Prison guard, 62, charged with 12 counts of sexually assaulting two female inmates

Prison guard, 62, is charged with 12 counts of sexually assaulting two female inmates in jail – and is now behind bars himself

  • A senior prison guard has been arrested over allegations of sexual assault 
  • Wayne Astill, 62, is alleged to have abused a pair of inmates in 2016 and 2017 
  • Mr Astill has been accused of sexually a pair of female inmates under his guard
  • The Sydney prison he worked for was a women’s only minimum security facility 

A senior prison guard has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two inmates.

Wayne Astill, 62, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning before being charged with 12 counts of sexual assault and other offences.

The alleged attacks occurred at Dillwynia Correctional Centre, in Sydney’s western suburbs, throughout 2016 and 2017.

A senior prison guard (left) has been arrested for allegedly sexually absuing two inmates 

Wayne Astill, 62, (left) worked for Dillwynia Correctional Centre, in Sydney's western suburbs

Wayne Astill, 62, (left) worked for Dillwynia Correctional Centre, in Sydney’s western suburbs

The corrections centre is a women’s only facility and is considered minimum security.

A joint investigation by the prison and New South Wales police culminated in the arrest.

However, inquires are ongoing and further charges could still be laid, Nine News reports.

Mr Astill (pictured) is accused of sexually assaulting two female inmates across 2016 and 2017

Mr Astill (pictured) is accused of sexually assaulting two female inmates across 2016 and 2017

His victims are alleged to be two females under his guard at Dillwynia, where he has been suspended from duty.

The guard is being held at Windsor Police Station but is expected to be transferred to a prison later on Wednesday evening.

He will remain in protective custody until at least Thursday morning, when he will face Penrith Local Court.

The alleged attacks took place at Dyllwynia Women's Correctional Centre  (pictured)

The alleged attacks took place at Dyllwynia Women’s Correctional Centre  (pictured)

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