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A former teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student almost 20 years ago has faced a Perth court.

Scott Andrew Cox, 49, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Monday charged with three counts of sexually penetrating the 15-year-old girl and one count of indecently dealing with her.

Scott Andrew Cox
Scott Andrew Cox

Police allege the sexual offences happened in 2001.

“At the time of the (alleged) offence, the man was a teacher at a school in the Mid-West Gascoyne district and the victim was a student at the same school,” police said in a statement on Monday.

Mr Cox, who now lives in the Perth suburb of Doubleview, was granted bail.

He is scheduled to face court again on December 2.

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