Man extradited and charged over historical child sex offences

A man has been extradited from Queensland and charged over multiple alleged historical child sex offences.

In 2017, NSW Police commenced an investigation into alleged child sex offences. During the investigation, police received allegations from three men, outlining alleged abuse which occurred in the early 1960s and 1970s, when they were aged between 10 to 13-years-old.

Police will allege in court that offences involving two of the boys occurred while the man was a high school teacher at schools in Sydney and East Gosford.

Following extensive inquiries, police were granted a warrant and an 82-year-old man was arrested by Queensland Police Service at a home in Bundaberg, Queensland, on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

An extradition warrant was granted at Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday 6 June 2019), and the man was escorted back to Sydney by Northern Beaches detectives.

The 82-year-old man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with buggery and four counts of assault male and commit act of indecency.

He was refused bail and will appear in Central Local Court today (Friday 7 June 2019).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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