Ingham incest accused extradited to Victoria
AN INGHAM man will return to Victoria by police escort today to face allegations of the 1970s sexual assault of his two daughters.
The man, in his 70s, faced Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday after a police application was made to extradite him to Victoria.
Detective Senior-Constable Rob Brown, of the Bass Coast CIB in Victoria, said the man was arrested in Ingham on Monday after a 14-month investigation into allegations of rape and incest.
Sen-Const Brown said one of the man’s daughters from a previous marriage, now in her 40s, came to police after an unrelated incident involv- ing her own daughter.
He said they had taken statements from other family members who had made further allegations.
Sen-Const Brown said it had taken some time to find the Ingham man, who was last known to be in Victoria nine years ago.
Sen-Const Brown said the alleged assaults took place in the small town of Bass, situated about 100km south-east of Melbourne.
The court heard he had no prior criminal history and has to appear in a Victorian court within one week of his arrest.
Magis trate Peter Smid granted the extradition and remanded him in custody. The man will appear in Korumburra Magistrates Court tomorrow and will face seven charges of carnal knowledge, incest and indecent treatment of children.
Sen-Const Brown and a colleague will escort the man to Victoria today.