Former Catholic priest charged over repeated sexual assault of young boy

A former catholic priest has been charged over the alleged repeated sexual assault of a young boy in NSW.

The 69-year-old man was arrested in Port Macquarie last Friday following ongoing investigations.

Police say it’s alleged the man sexually assaulted the boy in Leichhardt and Kempsey between 1999 and 2006, when he was aged between 12 and 17.


He has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent (x2), attempt sexual intercourse without consent (x2), aggravated indecent assault (x2), incite act of indecency with victim under 16, commit act of indecency, and indecent assault (x2).

He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on 6 October.