POLICE have charged a man with a number of historic child sexual assault offences following an investigation in the NSW Orana region.
In October 2013, detectives commenced inquiries into allegations a man had committed numerous sexual assaults against two girls between 1978 and 1989 in Wellington.
One of the girls was aged nine at the time the offences began and the other was aged seven.
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The man was allegedly known to the girls through a church group.
Following extensive inquiries, about 6.20pm on Friday police attended a home on Springwood Road at Dubbo and arrested a 53-year-old man.
He was taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with two counts of carnal knowledge with a child under ten and two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.
He was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today.
The investigation is ongoing and police say further charges are likely.