Disgraced AFL legend Barry Cable charged with historical child sex offences

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Disgraced AFL legend Barry Cable has been charged with historical sex offences against a nine-year-old girl.

It comes almost one year after a judge in a civil case ruled Cable was a pedophile.

WA Police revealed on Friday that Cable, 80, had been charged with offences related to a young girl, but according to The West Australian, she is not one of the five women who shared their experiences with the WA District Court.

Police will allege that between 1967 and 1968, Cable sexually assaulted a girl who was between nine and 10 years old at the time.

He has been charged with five counts of indecent dealing with a girl under 13 and two counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under 13.

Cable, from Shelley, is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on May 30.

The former AFL Hall of Famer would have been aged 24 at the time of the alleged offences.

That was at the prime of his football career, winning WAFL premierships in both 1967 and 1968.

Following the civil trial, Judge Mark Herron ruled that he believed the allegations of the five women who testified.

He awarded the lead plaintiff damages of more than $800,000 but Cable declared bankruptcy days before the trial started.

Following the judgment, Police Commissioner Col Blanch confirmed the case was being reinvestigated.

Cable has been stripped of his AFL legend and Hall of Fame status.

North Melbourne also removed him from their Hall of Fame, as did the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

The WA Institute of Sport Hall of Champions and WA Football Commission Hall of Fame also dumped him.

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