A man has faced a Brisbane court over allegations he sexually abused children at a Catholic boys' home in the 1980s.
The NSW man, 58, was a brother at BoysTown, in Beaudesert, south of Brisbane when the alleged abuse occurred over a period between 1984 and 1986 and involved at least three boys, according to court documents.
The man has been charged with nine counts of indecent treatment of boys under 14, one count of carnal knowledge, and one count of assault.
The institution for boys was run by the De La Salle Brothers and closed in 2001.
Since then other allegations of sexual and physical abuse at BoysTown have emerged.
De La Salle Brothers last week confirmed the man, a member of their order, was facing sex abuse charges.
A statement last Tuesday said the individual had already been stood aside and the organisation did not intend to comment on the case out of respect for the legal process.
"We have co-operated fully and proactively with the police investigation and we will continue to do so," Brother Ambrose Payne said in the statement.
"We wish to reassure the public, our supporters and our community that the De La Salle Brothers and all those involved in our works condemn abuse of any form without exception."
Br Payne said the man did not work for the charity BoysTown Ltd, which was incorporated in 2002 and is a separate entity to the former institution BoysTown.Police did not oppose the man's bail and his case was adjourned until November 25.