Former brother faces historic child sex charges

A former Catholic brother faces indecent assault charges dating back to his days teaching at a regional Victorian school during the 1970s.

Stephen Francis Farrell, 66, is charged with indecently assaulting males between 1973 and 1974, while he was teaching at St Alipius Parish School in Ballarat.

Melbourne Magistrates' Court was told on Friday the alleged "interferences" happened "many years ago".

Farrell, who is listed in court documents as currently living in Melbourne, did not appear in the court.

His case was adjourned for plea on December 15.

 – AAP