Former NSW priest charged over sex abuse

A former Catholic priest accused of abusing eight children between 1975 and 1992 has been charged with several counts of sexual and indecent assault.

The 70-year-old was on Tuesday arrested at a home in Granville, in Sydney's west, following a year-long investigation which began with allegations he abused a young girl in 1986. Seven more victims were subsequently identified during the investigation.

The former priest has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and 17 counts of indecent assault. He's due before Parramatta Local Court on May 14.

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