ARIA Award-winning musician Dan Sultan is set to face court next month, reportedly being charged with indecent assault in relation to an alleged incident from 2008.
According to a report from The Daily Mail, Victorian police have confirmed that the 36-year-old will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on March 16 to face charges over the alleged incident.
“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 spokesperson explained.
“A man from Connells Point, NSW has been charged with one count of indecent assault.”
Originally from Melbourne, Sultan has been based in Connells Point since last year, and declined to comment when approached by other publications.
Having risen to fame following the release of 2006’s Homemade Biscuits album, Sultan quickly went on to become a staple of Australian radio stations such as triple j.
His 2010 record Get Out While You Can took home the ARIA Awards for Best Male Artist and Best Blues and Roots Album, while his 2014 follow-up Blackbird not only reached #4 on the Aussie charts, but won Best Rock Album at that year’s ARIAs.
Most recently, Sultan won Best Children’s Album for his Nail & Friends record, which was released a year on from an incident which inspired the musician seek treatment for his relationship with alcohol.
“For me the drinking was just drinking, it’s everywhere and when you have a good day you celebrate, when you have a bad day you commiserate, but for someone who’s got a problem with alcohol, that’s really dangerous,” he explained in 2018.
Dan Sultan is set to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on March 16.