Sydney ex-reverend on child abuse charge

A former Sydney church reverend is due to face court charged with indecently assaulting a 13-year-old boy in 1989.

The 70-year-old was arrested at Newtown Police Station on January 14, after police received reports of the alleged abuse in October 2018.

Police will allege the former reverend indecently assaulted the 13-year-old while he was under his care.

The man is due to face the Newtown Local Court on Tuesday charged with indecently assaulting a person under 16 under authority.