|Perth, Western Australia|
It will be alleged that between 1978 and 1983, he sexually abused 10 children aged 10 to 16 under his care at the Warminda Hostel in East Victoria Park, Perth, WA police said in a statement on Saturday.
The hostel for Aboriginal children was run by Methodist and Uniting (United?) Church agencies at the time.
The man was arrested on Friday by Taskforce Tonalite and is due to face Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday.
He has been charged with 12 counts of rape, 23 of indecent treatment of children under 14 years, 11 of indecent practices between males, eight of indecent assault of a female, six of indecent assault of a male, and four of indecent acts.
WA Police Taskforce Tonalite was established within the Child Abuse Squad to investigate historical child sexual abuse, including referrals provided from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.