Police charge on indecent assault

A 71-year-old man has been charged over the historical offence of indecently dealing with a child under 16 years old. 

Police said that on several occasions in 2010 the man indecently dealt with a child who was known to him. 

The victim came forward to police in October 2017 where she disclosed the offences to detectives from the Child Protection and Investigation Unit. 

After a lengthy investigation into the allegations, police located and charged the man with four counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16.

He is due to face the Mount Isa Magistrates Court next month.