A RETIRED priest has been charged with historical indecent assault offences which allegedly occurred in Hunter during the 1960s and 1970s.
On November 21 and December 3 this year, two former students of a local Marist college made allegations of indecent assault by a now-retired teacher who is now retired.
Strike Force Georgiana investigators travelled this month to Cook, in the ACT, and served future court attendance notices on an 80-year-old man at his home.
He has been charged with three counts of indecent assault allegedly committed against two victims while at school in the 1960s and 1970s.
The retired priest was granted bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on 29 January 2013.
Strike Force Georgiana is an ongoing, locally-run investigation Further charges are anticipated.
Police encourage victims of any indecent or sexual assault, no matter how long ago, to come forward.