Former priest charged with child sex offences

A former senior Anglican priest has been charged with alleged sexual assaults upon a 15-year-old boy in the NSW Hunter region in 1991.

Officers formed Strike Force Arinya to investigate the alleged assaults after receiving a referral from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in 2016.

Following ongoing investigations, shortly before 8.30am today strike force officers arrested a 75-year-old man at a Kotara home.


He was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 7 December.