MIDLAND detectives charged a 65-year-old Lesmurdie man as a result of investigation into child abuse allegations covering 42 years between 1972 and 2013. It will be alleged the man indecently assaulted four people. At the start of the offences the victims were girls aged six, 15 and 18 and a seven-year-old boy. The victims were known to the man through family relationships, and one during his employment as a chef. During the period the man was involved with at least eight restaurants, in Belmont, East Perth, Northbridge, Mandurah and Kalamunda. He was charged with two counts of unlawful and indecent dealing with a child under 14 years, two counts of unlawful indecent assault of a woman or girl, one count of indecent assault and one count of indecent dealing with a child under 13 years.