A Victorian policeman has been charged with sexual assault over an alleged incident in New South Wales in 2008. The sergeant from Victoria Police’s Eastern region has been charged with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, following the alleged assault in Moama in April 2008.

Investigators from Victoria Police’s Taskforce Salus conducted an investigation in 2015 after a 47-year-old woman reported she had been assaulted by an off-duty policeman.

The matter was referred to New South Wales Police Force in March this year, and the 40-year-old policeman was charged by NSW police on Tuesday.

The officer has been suspended with pay and is due to face Deniliquin Local Court on July 5.

Taskforce Salus was established last November to identify and investigate predatory sexual behaviour and serious sexual harassment and discrimination allegations made against current or former Victoria Police employees.