A man has been charged with 18 child sex offences committed more than forty years ago.
The 77-year-old man was arrested at a home at Forster on Tuesday.
He was taken to Forster Police Station where he was charged with 18 offences including Sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years, assault female and commit act of indecency – age less than 16 years (16 counts) and Carnal knowledge of girl 10 and under 16 years.
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Police believe the sexual assaults were committed between 1973 and 1977 in the Newcastle area.
He is due to appear in court today.