LAKE Macquarie police have charged a 77-year-old Forster man with historic child sex offences.
Detectives arrested the man on Tuesday.
He was taken to Forster police station and charged with 18 offences.
These include assault and commit act of indecency on a female under 16 years old, carnal knowledge of girl under 16 years and sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years old.
Police will allege offences occurred in the Newcastle area between 1973 and 1977.
The 77-year-old was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court on September 28.