95-year-old charged with 22 counts of child sexual assault

A 95-YEAR-OLD Nambucca Heads man has been charged with 22 counts of child sexual assault dating back to the 1960s.

The charges stem from investigations launched in May last year over the alleged sexual assault of four young girls.

Police say the man committed the first offence on a three-year-old girl in the Sydney suburb of Marsden Park in 1962.

They allege subsequent child sexual assaults continued on girls younger than 10 years old through to 1996.

The assaults allegedly happened in suburbs across Sydney, including Schofields and Cronulla, and across northern NSW in Lismore, Scotts Head and Bowraville.

Detectives went to the old man's Nambucca Heads home a fortnight ago and served him with a notice to attend Parramatta Local Court next Thursday.

He faces seven charges of committing an indecent act on a child under 16, 11 counts of carnal knowledge, one count of buggery and three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Police have called on anyone with further information to contact authorities.

Topics:  child sexual assault court editors picks nambucca heads

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Snitz sizzles to win qualifier with ease

IN FULL FLIGHT: Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd streaks clear to win the $150,000 NRRA Country Championships qualifier on board Snitz, trained by Matt Dunn, at Clarence River Jockey Club.

SHORT priced favourite sends everybody home happy.

Ballina Players brings popular military drama to the stage

ON STAGE: John Rado as Colonel Nathan Jessep and Dylan Wheeler as Lt Daniel Kaffee in the Ballina Players production of A Few Good Men.

Tickets are on sale for their new production of A Few Good Men

Triumph of dreams ... it all started with one bike

A CLASSIC: Meerschaum Vale's Col McAndrew with his Triumph 1956 Speed Twin which he will show at the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club's Show and Shine at Alstonville Plaza on March 18.

Col has six classic bikes; 100 expected at show

Local Partners