Ex-footballer Barry Cable faces child sex abuse charges

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Barry Cable has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl in the 1960s.
Barry Cable has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl in the 1960s.

Disgraced Australian Rules footballer Barry Cable has been charged with historic sex crimes against a young girl.

Western Australian police allege Cable sexually assaulted a girl aged between nine and 10 during 1967 and 1968.

The 80-year-old has been charged with five counts of indecent dealing with a girl aged under 13 and two counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under 13.

Cable is scheduled to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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