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Former elite swimming coach John Wright, 78, was handed over from Western Australia to Queensland to face historic child abuse charges.

The former elite swim coach will be banished from Western Australia and will be faced with a Queensland court on Monday after being charged with child abuse crimes dating back to the 1980s.

John Wright, 78, arrived in Brisbane on Friday night and was scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, but the procedure was delayed due to non-urgent medical issues.

Camera iconJohn Wright, 78, was handed over from Western Australia to face historic child sexual abuse. Pic Annette Dew credit: News Corp Australia

He will appear in the court of Justice of the Peace in Brisbane this Monday, where he will face many obscene trading crimes that police claim to have occurred in the Brisbane and Rockhampton areas between 1980 and 1986.

Former swimming coach John Wright was handed over from Western Australia on charges of historic child sexual abuse.
Camera iconFormer swimming coach John Wright was handed over from Western Australia on charges of historic child sexual abuse. credit: supply

Wright was arrested in Western Australia on Wednesday after Queensland police investigated him on suspicion of historic abuse.

He has been charged with obscene transactions against nine children and one general assault.

Detectives encourage other potential victims, or anyone with knowledge of this issue, to come forward.

Former elite swimming coach John Wright, 78, was handed over from Western Australia to Queensland to face historic child abuse charges.

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