Community worker charged with 20 child sex offences

A QUEENSLAND community worker will appear in court next week, charged with 20 child sex offences after allegedly assaulting several teenage boys northwest of Brisbane.

The 71-year-old man is accused of indecently assaulting and treating a number of boys in the South Burnett region between March and November last year.

He was arrested by detectives from the Kingaroy Child Protection and Investigation Unit in November and charged with 20 offences, including indecent treatment of a child under 16.


Police allege the 71-year-old worked for a community organisation which had regular contact with juveniles and children and fear there may be other victims.

The man worked in several towns in the South Burnett region between 2000 and 2017, police said.

Investigations are continuing and police are urging anyone who may have any further information that could assist them to come forward.

The 71-year-old man is due to re-appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Monday, January 21.

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