Former Sally officer John McIver's case continues

The former Gill Memorial home for boys in southern Auburn Street.

The former Gill Memorial home for boys in southern Auburn Street.

John Dalziel McIver was excused from attending Downing Centre Local Court last Thursday.

The 77-year-old former Salvation Army officer’s long running case was again mentioned in the court.

The Richmond, NSW man is facing five charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two of common assault, alleged to have occurred at the Salvation Army’s Bexley Boys Home between 1968 and 1974. McIver also served at the Army’s Gill Memorial home.

Police have dropped two charges of common assault and two of assault occasioning actual bodily harm since his last appearance.

On Thursday, Magistrate Susan McIntyre adjourned the matter to October 12 in the same court. McIver’s bail was continued without variation. He is to report daily to Windsor Police Station and must continue to live at his Richmond home.

McIver was charged in November, 2016 by Strikeforce Lehman detectives, investigating allegations of assault at both homes.