Sunshine Coast man charged with historic rape offences

Richard Dinnen - Queensland Editor |

A 61-year-old Mooloolaba man is facing 21 charges of raping young men between 2008 and 2018.

Police will allege the man utilised his position of religious standing within the Jehovah Witness community to sexually assault young men over a ten-year period.

The alleged offences relate to four male victims aged in their late teens to early twenties.

The man will also face 17 sexual assault charges, 13 counts of procure sexual acts by false pretence, and one count each of incest, torture, and common assault.

Detectives are appealing for anyone else who may have information that may assist with investigations to come forward.