NSW officers charged with sexually assaulting high school student


Two officers from the Bankstown Transport Command have been charged with heinous crimes of a sexual nature, brazenly abusing the power society trusted them with.

They’re trained and take an oath to uphold the law and protect the community they are meant to serve, and who pay billions of dollars every year for their service.

But, there are dozens of examples of police officers who have committed heinous criminal offences, using their trusted position to help perpetuate and cover-up their crimes.

This is alleged to be the case with two Sydney police officers who have been arrested and charged with sexual offences against a 17-year-old student.

30-year-old Angelo Dellosa, a married father of two, has been charged with inciting an aggravated sexual assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault in company and producing child abuse material.

While 29-year-old James Delinicolis has been charged with attempted aggravated sexual assault in company, producing child abuse material and misconduct in public office.

The pair have been suspended from positions with the Bankstown Transport Command and refused bail in Sutherland Local Court.

They are currently in remand at Silverwater Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (the MRRC) until their next court appearance in September.

Court documents allege that James Delinicolis used his position and authority as a New South Wales police officer to engage a 17-year-old during the course of his duties for the purposes of “procuring a sexual relationship” before attempted to have sexual intercourse with the girl in the company of his co-accused.

It is alleged the now suspended officers filmed sex acts before attempting to sexually assault the girl. Dellosa allegedly incited Delincolis to carry out the sexual assault.

Professional Standards – the internal team responsible for investigating misconduct involving New South Wales police officers – arrested the two men, and it’s understood that the police watchdog, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC), has also been briefed on the situation.

Police have also indicated that at this stage they are not ruling out further charges. 

Court documents allege that James Delinicolis used his position and authority as a New South Wales police officer to engage a 17-year-old during the course of his duties for the purposes of “procuring a sexual relationship” before attempted to have sexual intercourse with the girl in the company of his co-accused.

Aggravated sexual assault is an offence under section 61J of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) (‘the Act’) which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment.

It is where a person has “sexual intercourse with another person without the consent of the other person and in circumstances of aggravation and who knows that the other person does not consent to the sexual intercourse”.

Sexual intercourse is defined by section 61HA of the Act as sexual connection occasioned by the penetration to any extent of the genitalia (including a surgically constructed vagina) of a female person or the anus of any person by any part of the body of another person, or any object manipulated by another person, or sexual connection occasioned by the introduction of any part of the penis of a person into the mouth of another person, or cunnilingus, or the continuation of any of the above conduct.

Aggravated sexual assault carries what’s known as a ‘standard non-parole period’ (SNPP), which in this case is 10 years imprisonment.

An SNPP is a reference point or guidepost for a sentencing judge when deciding the minimum term (or non-parole period) that a person must spend behind bars before becoming eligible for release from custody on parole.

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