Historic sex charge
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.