Man extradited from Victoria after investigations into historical child sex abuse

NSW detectives have extradited a man from Victoria following investigations into alleged historical child sex abuse in the state’s Murray River region more than 20 years ago.

Earlier this year, detectives attached to Murray River Police District commenced an investigation into allegations of historical child sexual abuse in the state’s south.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for a 46-year-old man, believed to be living in Victoria.

With assistance from Victoria Police (VICPOL), detectives attended a unit at Oberon Street, Dandenong North, and arrested the 46-year-old man just after 8.30am on Thursday (25 November 2021).

He appeared at Dandenong Magistrates Court, where detectives applied for, and were granted, his extradition to NSW.

The man was escorted to Albury Police Station and charged with 18 counts of indecent assault where victim under the age of 10 years and three counts of sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years.

Police will allege in court that the man sexually abused a young girl – then aged between four and five – who was known to him, in Albury between 1998 and 1999.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Wagga Wagga Bail Court via AVL today (Saturday 27 November 2021).

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