The Catholic priest accused of sexual assault of a minor is expected to make his first court appearance in Peace River today.

59 year old Abraham Azhakathu of Manning was arrested earlier this month, after the minor reported assaults that took place in 2013.

He has since been released but cannot live in Manning, where he practiced at the time, or be alone with anyone under the age of 16.

Further details of the alleged incidents have not been released.