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Former Priest extradited

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A former Anglican priest is in custody in Hobart after being extradited from the ACT over child sex allegations dating back to the 1980s.

Louis Daniels was arrested by Tasmania Police detectives and flown to Hobart on Thursday after what Tasmania Police termed a "complex and protracted" investigation. 

The 74-year-old has been charged with persistent sexual abuse of a child and will front court on Friday.

He was remanded in custody at an out-of-hours appearance on Thursday night.

The charge arose following evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to child sex abuse.

 “This investigation is one of many historical sexual assault investigations undertaken by Tasmania Police where adult survivors of child sexual abuse come forward to report their experiences," said Detective Inspector Michael Smith. 

"The community can be assured Tasmania Police is committed to providing ongoing support to victim-survivors of sexual abuse and is dedicated to bringing offenders to justice.”