Northern Territory Police are today escorting a 46-year-old man to Darwin from Queensland over alleged historical child sex offences.
- The Townsville resident is charged with eight counts relating to historical child sex offences
- The matters are alleged to have happened between 2006 and 2009 in Darwin
- NT Police said the alleged victim is known to the man
The Townsville resident was arrested on Monday by Queensland detectives at his home address and charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent and four counts of aggravated assault.
The alleged victim is a person who is known to the man.
Detectives from the Townsville Child Protection and Investigation Unit carried out the arrest.
The charges relate to alleged offences in Darwin between 2006 and 2009.
NT detectives from the Sex Crimes Unit have since travelled to Townsville to escort the man to Darwin.
The man is scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court on Thursday.
The extradition follows a series of renewed investigations into cold cases through Operation Verto.
That operation was formed by NT Police to revisit historical sexual assault court cases where arrest warrants had been issued.