Accused sexual predator priest arrested in Tweed Heads

AN ACCUSED predator priest has been arrested in Northern NSW following a two-year-investigation into historic sexual assault allegations.

The 73-year-old retired priest, who now lives at Tweed Heads, is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy while working at a Catholic church at St Mary's in Sydney's west.

An investigation was launched in 2012 after an alleged victim from the Great Lakes region came forward to police.

Detectives travelled to Tweed Heads last week and quizzed the elderly man over sexual abuse allegations spanning several years between the early 80s and 90s.

He has since been charged with three counts of aggravated act of indecency and will front the Tweed Heads Local Court on March 24.


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