A Catholic priest has been charged following alleged historical child sex offences that took place in the Lismore Diocese in the 1980s.
Richmond detectives commenced investigations into allegations against a priest, who is also a part-time police chaplain, in February.
The investigation into the priest, who is also a police chaplain, has been referenced at the Royal Commission.
At 9am yesterday, detectives arrested the priest and he was taken to the Kempsey police station and charged with nine offences.
He was refused bail and will appear before Kempsey Local Court today (Friday)