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Former international umpire faces sex charge

A former international cricket umpire will appear today in a Brisbane court on 12 child sex charges.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 16:41 IST

A former international cricket umpire will appear today in a Brisbane court on 12 child sex charges.

The former umpire, 55, is alleged to have indecently assaulted the four complainants on different occasions between 1974 and 1998, a report in 'The Age' quoted the police.

The offences against the two 14-year-old males are alleged to have occurred in 1974 and the two 16-year-old females in 1983 and 1998.

In relation to one 14-year-old, the man has been charged with five counts of indecent assault on a male under 14 and four sodomy offences.

The accused, who cannot be named under Queensland law, has been charged with one count of indecent assault against the other 14-year-old boy.

He has also been charged with one count each of indecent assault on a female in the cases related to both 16-year-old girls.

He will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.