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Sydney boys home pedophile ring arrest

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March 12, 2018

Police have arrested a 67-year-old Jindalee man for molesting boys in western Sydney in the 1970s.

A man allegedly linked to a boys home pedophile ring that terrorised vulnerable children at a Western Sydney school has been brought before the courts - and police are circling dozens of other offenders.

The 67-year-old Queensland man allegedly molested boys at the now-defunct Daruk Training School at Berkshire Park in the 1970s but AAP understands he was not a member of staff.

The school was tasked with taking care of young offenders and troubled teens but detectives found 80 of the boys - mostly aged 10 to 14 - endured "significant sexual abuse".

Police are urging others who lived in Daruk from 1965 to 1985 to come forward.

"We need to reach out to these victims," Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

"The number that have come forward have described their accounts as what can only be considered horrific experiences."

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