His­toric sex charge

Pilbara News - - News - Liam Croy

A 73-year-old man has been charged with sex­u­ally abus­ing a young girl over seven years in the Pil­bara.

Mid­land de­tec­tives ar­rested the man as a re­sult of their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into his­toric abuse al­le­ga­tions.

It will be al­leged he in­de­cently as­saulted the girl between 1979 and 1986 in the Tom Price area.

The girl was three years old at the time of the first al­leged of­fence.

The man, now liv­ing in Forrestfield, has been charged with 24 counts of in­de­cent deal­ing of a child un­der 14 years of age.

Last week was Na­tional Child Pro­tec­tion Week. Po­lice are en­cour­ag­ing any­one who has been the vic­tim of child sex abuse or has in­for­ma­tion about abuse to call 131 444.

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