Man, 71, on child sex charges

A 71-year-old man has appeared in court on 20 counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual intercourse with a young person.

Anthony Alan Leclerc, of Hobart,  is accused of committing the offences between 1968 and 1993.

The alleged victims were children at the time.

The charges relate to alleged offences committed on King Island, the North-West Coast, West Coast and Hobart.

Mr Leclerc was charged in May.

Today in the Hobart Magistrates Court he did not enter pleas and was bailed to appear on July 9.