POLICE have laid 13 additional charges against a former Catholic priest relating to alleged historical child assault offences.
The 59-year-old man faced Armidale Local Court on Wednesday on charges relating to alleged child-sex offences against six boys and three girls in the 1970s and 1980s.
During his appearance, the man was additionally charged with 13 offences relating to alleged assaults against a boy, aged 12 to 14, between 1981 and 1984 in Moree.
They include nine counts of sexual intercourse without consent and four counts of indecent assault.
In total, the man has been charged with 137 alleged child-sex offences and remains on strict conditional bail.
He is due to reappear at Armidale Local Court on September 3.