A Charlestown man has been extradited from Queensland charged with a spate of aggravated sexual assault offences.
The offences are alleged to have occurred in the Newcastle region as far back as 1995.
The 60-year-old was expected to front court earlier this month but failed to show after fleeing interstate.
He was finally located and arrested at Kirra by Queensland detectives and has since been returned to Newcastle.
The man faced Newcastle District Court yesterday afternoon, was refused bail and is scheduled for a further court appearance.