Man extradited to Maitland from Halbury, South Australia over alleged historic sexual assault in Hunter Valley

A man has been extradited to Maitland from South Australia over alleged sexual assault offences dating back to the 1970s.

The 57-year-old was transported from Halbury, South Australia on March 8 and charged with 36 offences including indecent assault, buggery, common assault and intimidation.

The charges related to sexual and indecent assaults that allegedly took place in the Hunter Valley.

Four males levelled the allegations against the man, who lived in Cessnock at the time.

Central Hunter detectives opened an investigation in July 2015, and found the man in Halbury earlier this year.

Central Hunter police issued arrest warrants in February and travelled to South Australia on March 6.

South Australian police arrested the man and he appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court on March 7.

He was then extradited to NSW.

The 57-year-old was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with 24 counts of indecent assault on a male, 10 counts of buggery, and a count each of common assault and intimidation.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Maitland Local Court on May 3.