Police believe a former Catholic school teacher may have indecently assaulted students in Coonamble in the 1980s or 1990s.
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Brian Napper, 63, was granted conditional bail in Moss Vale Local Court on Monday.

The charges he faces relate to the alleged indecent assault of two 15-year-old boys at Bowral.

Detectives from the Shoalhaven Local Area Command travelled to Hervey Bay in Queensland last month, where Napper was served with papers for two counts of indecent assault.

NSW Police have renewed their appeal for anyone who believes they may have been victims of an assault by the man to come forward.

He was charged following a lengthy investigation into the allegations made by two former students of Chevalier College in Bowral, in the Southern Highlands, between 1983 and 1989. One of the alleged assaults occurred at a cadet camp and another in Napper’s bedroom, Southern Highland News reported.

St John’s College principal Warren Frew said when the man was arrested that it was important for victims of sexual assault to disclose the offence because it was the “only way for them to get closure”.

While unable to comment specifically on this case, Mr Frew and Greater Western Area Health Service sexual assault services area manager Sue Burke said there was support out there for victims.

“It’s really important that when children do come forward that they are listened to and that allegations go through the proper authorities,” Ms Burke said.

Officers attached to Strike Force Alpugi said they believed there might be more victims who have not come forward, particularly in Coonamble, Tangmangaroo and Mittagong.

Shoalhaven police originally led the investigation, but Bowral police are now heading inquiries related to the allegations.

Napper was ordered to reappear in court on September 7.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bowral detectives on 4862 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can be provided to investigators in the strictest confidence, a NSW Police spokesperson said.

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