Police at Tweed Heads have charged a retired priest in relation to alleged historical indecent assaults.
Investigators began making inquiries into the alleged incidents after receiving information from a local man in 2012.
On Friday 28 February 2014, police spoke with a 73-year-old retired priest about the matters at Tweed Heads Police Station.
He was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated act of indecency (three counts).
It will be alleged the man sexually assaulted a boy between 1984 and 1991 while working at a church in St Marys.
The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on March 24.