A MAN has been extradited from Queensland to face charges of historical child sex offences relating to a girl and a boy, aged between six and 12, on the Central Coast, police say.
In May 2019, detectives from Tuggerah Lakes Police District began re-investigating reports of child sex offences allegedly committed in the Central Coast area during the 1980s.
Following inquiries and with the help of Queensland Police, a 77-year-old man was arrested in Dalby in Queensland, on Thursday. On Friday an extradition to NSW warrant was granted at Dalby Magistrates Court and the man remained in custody.
Police from Tuggerah Lakes travelled to Queensland on Saturday and escorted the man back to NSW and into custody at Raymond Terrace police station.
He was charged with the outstanding warrant for the offences of assault female and commit act of indecency, eight counts of sexual assault, assault girl under 10 with intent to carnally know, two counts of sexual intercourse with person 10 and under 16 person of authority and buggery.
Police will allege in court the man committed the sexual-based offences between 1980 and 1987, involving a girl and boy while they were aged between six and 12.
The man was refused bail to face Newcastle Bail Court on Sunday.
Anyone with information that may assist detectives from Tuggerah Lakes is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.