Former priest from Mandurah District charged with historical child sex offences

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Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged an 84 year old man as a result of their investigation into alleged historic child sexual abuse incidents.

It is alleged between 1979 and 1982, the man indecently assaulted a girl who was aged between six and seven years at the time of the first offence. It is further alleged the incidents occurred when the man was a Catholic Priest providing pastoral care.

The man from the Mandurah District has been charged with:-
· Six counts of Indecent Treatment of a Child under 14 years.

He is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, Monday 13 July 2020.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information regarding this matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.

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