Police charge Geraldton man with historical child sexual assault offences

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A GERALDTON man is due to face court today on a series of historical child sexual abuse charges.

The 61-year-old man allegedly assaulted a girl known to him between 1982 and 2001, who was five years old at the time of the first offence.

It is further alleged between July 2017 and February 2018, the man also sexually assaulted another girl who was known to him, who was seven years old at the time of the first offence.

The man has been charged with five counts of knowingly sexually penetrating a child (lineal relative), two counts of indecent dealings with a child who is a lineal relative or defacto child, 10 counts of indecent dealings with a child under 14 years and three counts of unlawful and indecent assault.

He will appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court today.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you are, or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.