Elderly man extradited on sex charges

An 81-year-old man has been extradited from England to face court in Melbourne over child sex offences dating back to the 1970s.

It is alleged the man abused six boys while working as a carer at a facility in Burwood between 1972 and 1974.

The Victoria Police Sano Taskforce extradited the man, who is from Ipswich in Queensland, in conjunction with federal authorities.

He is facing 27 charges and will face the Melbourne Magistrates Court for a remand hearing later on Friday.

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