ALLEGED CHILD SEX OFFENDER IN CUSTODY

A man has faced court accused of sexually assaulting three girls under the age of 13 at Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley, nine years ago.

There were 11 arrest warrants for 47-year-old Ronald James Brizzolara, who today appeared in Broken Hill Local Court after being extradited from Whyalla in South Australia.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Newcastle Local Court on the 27th of October.