Smith’s man charged with abusing girls
A man was yesterday charged with a string of 20-year-old sex offences against two girls.
The 56-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared in Magistrates’ Court to face multiple sex charges, including two counts that he had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 14.
The man, from Smith’s, was also charged with sexually touching the girl and another and attempting to have unlawful carnal knowledge with them both while they were under 14.
All of the offences are alleged to have happened between June 1992 and June 1997. The defendant, represented by Charles Richardson, was not required to enter a plea as the case must be heard in the Supreme Court.
Magistrate Tyrone Chin released the man on $5,000 bail and ordered that he should have no contact with the alleged victims. The case is expected to be called in the Supreme Court in December.
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