Man extradited over historical child sex offences, NSW

A man has been extradited to NSW accused of numerous historical child sexual offences, NSW Police say.

Detectives from Blue Mountains Police Area Command have been investigating several reports of alleged historical sexual assaults on minors dating back to the 70s and late 80s in the Blue Mountains area.

In February this year, investigators applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly lived in the area at the time.

On Sunday 25 March 2018, a 67-year-old man was arrested in Queensland.

Detectives from NSW flew to Queensland and on Tuesday 27 March 2018, successfully obtained the man’s extradition back to NSW.

The man was brought back to NSW in the company of Blue Mountains Detectives about 2.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 28 March 2018).

On arriving in Sydney, he was taken to Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged with several offences:

– Indecent assault on a male; and

– Sexual assault (cat 4) – Assault and commit act of indecency (x8);

He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today (Thursday 29 March 2018).

Blue Mountains Police Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Chief Inspector Dietmar Almer said investigators need the assistance of the local Blue Mountains community.

“Police are still encouraging anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they believe it may be, or how long ago it may have occurred, to come forward

“Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence,” said Det Chief Inspector Almer.

/Public Release.