CQ man, 78, charged with more than 100 child sex offences

A Central Queensland man will front Rockhampton Magistrates Court today charged with more than 100 cases of alleged historical sexual offences.

Detectives from the Child Trauma and Sexual Crime Unit arrested and charged a man yesterday following investigations into a range of alleged historical sexual offences over two decades.

The alleged incidents occurred around North Queensland and Brisbane between the years of 1972 and 1993 against three girls.

The 78-year-old man was taken into custody yesterday and has since been charged with over 130 offences including 61 counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16, 53 counts of rape and three of assault occasioning bodily harm.

He is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.

The arrest was part of Operation Oscar Moonglow, which has now come to a close.


Big Prawn’s problems: What Bunnings found during inspection

Premium Content Big Prawn’s problems: What Bunnings found during inspection

Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster for this Ballina icon

Crowds of 50 people turning up to fight for rentals

Premium Content Crowds of 50 people turning up to fight for rentals

It's getting harder and harder to get a rental property

Four men to defend charges laid after ‘freedom’ protest

Premium Content Four men to defend charges laid after ‘freedom’ protest

One of the accused “technically didn’t agree” to his bail conditions