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Dan Sultan Cancels Shows Following Indecent Assault Charge

24 February 2020 | 7:53 pm | Neil Griffiths

Sultan will appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court next month.

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Australian songwriter Dan Sultan has cancelled all of his upcoming shows following reports police have charged him for an alleged indecent assault in 2008. 

Sultan was scheduled to perform at Perth Festival next month, but organisers have today issued a statement saying the ARIA Award winner “has cancelled all current performance commitments”. 

“His management said he would allow the legal process to take its course before making any further comment,” Perth Festival said. 

As The Australian reported on the weekend, the formerly Melbourne-based singer Sultan, now living in NSW, has been charged to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court next month. 

In a statement given to The Music today, Victorian Police said, "Fawkner Sexual Offence And Child Abuse Investigation team detectives have charged a 36-year-old man following a sexual assault that occurred in Coburg in September 2008. 

"A man from Connells Point, News South Wales has been charged with one count of indecent assault. 

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"He was summonsed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 16 March 2020."