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A man charged with sexually assaulting a four year-old girl on more than 20 occasions until she was seven at Casino is free on conditional bail.

Cecil James Blyth was arrested by Casino detectives in November 2015 following complaints from a woman about alleged historical sexual assaults between 1977 and 1981.

The now 63 year-old was charged with 32 historic child abuse offences, with two charges relating to an unknown victim.

It is alleged Mr Blyth was aged between 23 and 26 when he sexually assaulted the girl, between the ages of four and seven, on multiple occasions.

He was charged with 14 counts of committing an act of indecency on a woman under 16 and 18 counts of assaulting a woman and committing an act of indecency.

The allegations against Mr Blyth in police facts before the court are too disturbing to print.

Since his matters progressed to the Lismore District Court in January 2016, the man, who now lives in Queensland, has been granted conditional bail.

On Tuesday Mr Blyth’s matters were adjourned until December 5.

He is excused from appearing on that occasion if legally represented.


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