NSW man procured four children for sex

An 80-year-old man has been charged with procuring four children under 12 for sexual activity on the south coast of NSW.

Police say the elderly man was arrested at his home in the Illawarra region on Thursday morning.

It will be alleged he knew the four children and procured them in January.

They were two boys, aged six and eight, and two girls, aged 10 and 11.

The man was charged with four counts of procuring a child for sexual activity and intentionally sexually touching a child.

He was granted bail on March 12 and is due to return to the Nowra Local Court on Friday.