Sex abuse charges

On Thursday, Child Abuse Squad Detectives charged the 58-year-old with the offences.

A WA Police spokeswoman said police would allege that in 1996 the man sexually assaulted the younger girl, and that between 1998 and 2001 he sexually assaulted another girl who was 11 at the time of the first alleged offence.

He is charged with five counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13, three of indecent dealings with a child under 13, four of sexual penetration of a child aged 13-16, one of indecent dealings with a child aged 13-16 and one of persistent sexual conduct with a child under 16.

He is due to appear at Armadale Magistrates Court on March 4.

If you believe this person has offended against you, you are or have been a victim of child abuse or if you have information about someone being abused, contact police on 131 444. Further safety tips are under Your Safety at www.police.wa.gov.au.