Former Catholic priest charged with additional historical child sex offence

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A FORMER Catholic priest has been charged with an additional historical child sex offence by WA Police.

The 83-year-old Subiaco man allegedly assaulted a seven-year-old boy in 1967 while he was a priest at a Catholic church in Carlisle.

He was charged with unlawfully and indecently assaulting a male.

The man will appear before the Perth Maghistrates Court today.

He has been charged with a string of historical child sex offences over the past year.

In April, he was charged with six counts of indecent dealing with a child under 14 years, one count of unlawfully and indecently assaulting a male and two counts of unlawful assault.

The April charges related to offences allegedly committed while he was a priest at a Catholic church in Shenton Park.

In July, he was charged with three counts of indecently assaulting a female, relating to alleged offences committed against a seven-year-old girl in Carlisle.

In August, he was charged with another three counts of indecently assaulting a female.

The August charges relate to alleged offences committed against a six-year-old girl between 1969 and 1972 in Carlisle.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information regarding this matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

If you are or have been a victim of child abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, contact WA Police on 131 444.