Magistrate charged over historic alleged child sex abuse

A NEW South Wales magistrate has been charged over alleged child sex offences as part of a three-year investigation by the NSW Police Force.

Police have not released the name of the now-suspended magistrate.

The 67-year-old man met with detectives from Strike Force Stantke before lunchtime today. He faces nine counts of indecent assault on a male. 

The strike force was created by the State Crime Command's Sex Crimes Squad in 2014 to investigate claims that a boy had been sexually assaulted in the early 1980s.

Police will allege in court the charges relate to offences committed on a teenage boy, who was known to him, between 1981 and 1983.

The magistrate has strict bail conditions and is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on November 22.

Investigations under Strike Force Stantke are continuing.

Investigators encourage any person who has been a victim of any kind of sexual violence, no matter how long ago the incident occurred, to report it to police.

Reports can be made at police stations, by phoning Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at the NSW Crime Stoppers site.

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