A 44-year-old man has been extradited from a declared Sydney hotspot to face criminal charges for an historical child sexual offence alleged to have taken place in Darwin in 2003, NT Police said.
NT Police Domestic and Family Violence members travelled to Sydney to escort the man back to the NT where he is expected to arrive Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the man will be transported to the Darwin Correctional Centre for the matter to be heard “at a later date”.
But NT Police media manager Rob Cross said the man will be subject to the Correctional Services’ COVID-19 management plan, including a mandatory 14 days isolation for people coming from a designated COVID-19 hot spot.
It was not disclosed where precisely the man will be isolated.
He will face charges for sexual intercourse without consent, Mr Cross said. The exact date of his first mention in court has not been announced.
Police said the extradition was arranged with a COVID-19 safety plan that was approved by the NT chief health officer.
In August this year, a 46-year-old Darwin man was also extradited from Queensland over alleged historical child sex offences between 2006 and 2009.