Monday, July 13, 2009

Raymond Terrace Charged with Sexual Assault

FURTHER charges have been laid against a Catholic priest in relation to child sexual assault offences in the NSW Central Coast region.

The 47-year-old man from Raymond Terrace was arrested on Thursday by officers investigating alleged historical sexual assaults on young boys in the greater Newcastle area in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

He is now charged with 19 offences, including indecent assault upon a child under the age of 16 and under authority, incite person under 16 to commit act of indecency, aggravated indecency upon a victim under 16, aggravated indecent assault upon a victim under 16, and indecent assault on male.

The alleged incidents occurred between 1980 and 1991 at Maitland, Muswellbrook, Cessnock, and Windale.

The Raymond Terrace man was granted conditional bail and will appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.
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