Man, 41, on sex charges re­manded in cus­tody

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Adam Poulsen

A 41-year-old man who al­legedly showed in­de­cent ma­te­rial to a po­lice of­fi­cer pos­ing as a 15-year-old girl has been re­fused bail.

Daniel Her­bert Dann ap­peared in Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day charged with us­ing elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tion with in­tent to pro­cure a per­son un­der 16 to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

He is also fac­ing five counts of us­ing elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tion to ex­pose a child un­der 16 to in­de­cent mat­ter.

Mag­is­trate Donna Webb said po­lice had an “in­cred­i­bly strong case”, adding that such of­fences were treated “ex­tremely se­ri­ously” by courts.

“It is ag­gra­vated by the fact that these of­fences oc­curred while he was on a con­di­tion­ally sus­pended im­pris­on­ment or­der,” she said.

“I’m not sat­is­fied there’s any con­di­tion I could put in place that would en­sure his compliance with bail, that would en­sure he would not re­of­fend, and that would en­sure the safety of the com­mu­nity.” Mr Dann was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear in the same court on Novem­ber 22.

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