A former Queensland MP and father of a sitting member is facing more than 20 charges of indecent treatment of at least one teenage girl.
Trevor Perrett, who served for a decade and was the Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Forestry during the 1990s, is due to face Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 79-year-old has been charged with eight counts of indecent treatment of girls under 16 and 16 counts of indecent treatment of girls under 17.
It is unclear whether the charges relate to one or more alleged victims.
Mr Perrett was elected as an independent in the seat of Barambah at a by-election in 1988.
At the following election he stood as National party member and held the seat until 1998 when he was toppled by One National representative Dorothy Pratt.
He was a minister from 1996 to 1998 during Rob Borbidge’s reign as premier.
Mr Perrett’s son Tony is the Liberal National Party member for Gympie.