Indigenous WA artist accused of sex abuse

An indigenous artist has faced Albany Court over sexual assault charges

A man who runs Aboriginal tours in Western Australia's south has been accused of sexually and indecently assaulting four women who sought his knowledge on traditional healing methods.

Joey Williams, 57, allegedly abused the women between 2009 and 2014 at locations across the state including Broome, Denmark, Perth and the Stirling Ranges.

He faced Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday, charged with nine counts of sexual penetration without consent and three counts of indecent assault.

Williams was not required to enter a plea and was released on bail to appear in court again on January 30.

The award-winning artist and storyteller runs Poornarti Aboriginal Tours in the state's Great Southern region.

On the tour group's website, Mr Williams is described as an Aboriginal elder and cultural advisor who has "mastered the ancient technique of vibrational healing passed onto him through his ancestral lineage".

"He has been a cultural educator and art lecturer at TAFE for nine years and has been instrumental in fusing the reconciliation process throughout communities in the region," the website reads.

Police say their investigation is ongoing and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.