POLICE have charged a retired brother, 80, with historical indecent assault offences which allegedly occurred in the Hunter in the 1960s and 1970s.
Two former students from a local Marist college spoke with police on November 21 and December 3 this year regarding allegation of indecent assault by a teacher who has since retired. Strike Force Georgiana investigators travelled to Cook, in the ACT, and charged the 80-year-old man with three counts of indecent assault allegedly committed against two victims in the 1960s and 1970s.
The retired brother was granted bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on January 29, 2013.
Investigations are ongoing and police expect to lay further charges.
Police have urged victims of indecent or sexual assault to come forward.