Man arrested in Qld over alleged sexual assault of children

A MAN has been arrested in Queensland and extradited to New South Wales over the alleged sexual assault of two children on the central coast four decades ago.

The 77-year-old was taken into custody at a home in Dalby on Thursday before he was escorted back to NSW yesterday.

It comes after detectives began re-investigating reports of child sex offences allegedly committed in the Central Coast area during the 1980s.


Police will allege in court the man committed the sexual-based offences between 1980 and 1987, involving a girl and boy while they were aged between six and 12.

He was charged with the outstanding warrant for the offences of assault female and commit act of indecency, eight counts of sexual assault, assault girl under 10 with intent to carnally know, two counts of sexual intercourse with person 10 and under 16 person of authority and buggery.

The man was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Bail Court today.