Two former Salvation Army officers have been charged with child sex abuse at boys' homes in New South Wales, allegedly committed in the 1960s and 1970s.
The allegations, concerning homes at Goulburn and Bexley, were raised at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.
A 74-year-old man was arrested at a property at Waterloo in inner Sydney yesterday morning.
He was charged with 23 counts of indecent assault on a male, two counts of buggery, and procuring an indecent act with a male.
Police will allege the man assaulted children at boys' homes in Bexley and Goulburn between 1971 and 1974.
He is due to face Central Local Court today.
A second man, aged 77, was arrested on Wednesday at a home in Richmond in Sydney's west.
He was charged with two counts of indecent assault upon a male, seven counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and four counts of common assault.
It is alleged the man committed the offences in a Bexley boys' home between 1968 and 1974.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Windsor Local Court in December.
The arrests were made by officers from Strike Force Lehmann, established to investigate allegations of sexual abuse at the homes.