Man charged with sexual and indecent assault of child

DETECTIVES have charged a man over the historical alleged indecent and sexual assaults of a child on the Coffs Coast.

Between 1997 and 1998, the young girl was allegedly repeatedly indecently and sexually assaulted by a man at Coffs Harbour.

Police were alerted in May last year and detectives from Coffs Clarence Local Area Command have been investigating the alleged incidents.

Following extensive inquiries, police arrested a man at a home in Toormina at about 2.45pm on Wednesday.

The 63-year-old was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with four counts of indecent assault with person under 10; sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 10; and aggravated act of indecency with person under 16.

He was bail refused to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today.



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