A NSW Police officer has been charged with child sex offences following the alleged assault of a nine-year-old girl in 2009.
The serving senior constable, a 48-year-old man, was arrested at Newcastle Police Station on Thursday February 9.
The arrest followed investigations by the Professional Standards Command, according to NSW Police.
The serving officer was employed in the Northern Region at the time.
The investigation commenced in 2016 after a report was made to police.
It surrounded alleged historical offences from 2009, involving the alleged sexual and indecent assault of a nine-year-old girl in the Central Coast region, NSW Police said in a statement.
The officer was charged with sexual intercourse with a person under the age of ten and two counts of aggravated indecent assault.
He was granted conditional bail and is set to appear at Newcastle Local Court on February 23.