A police officer from the region has been suspended from duties on full pay after being charged with historic sexual-assault offences.
The male senior constable, attached to an unnamed local area command in the Northern Region, was arrested and charged on Thursday, May 8.
The charges relate to incidents alleged to have occurred between 1992 and 1994, and involve two boys then aged six to nine and five to eight years.
At the time, the charged man was in his mid to late teens, and not a member of the NSW Police Force.
He has been charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault; one count of aggravated indecent assault; and five counts of aggravated act of indecency.
The officer has been granted conditional bail to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on June 10.