Bail on sex counts

Pilbara News - - News - Alicia Per­era

A man charged with child sex of­fences has been granted bail in Kar­ratha Mag­is­trate’s Court.

The 53-year-old man ap­peared be­fore court last week charged with sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion of a child un­der 13, in­de­cently record­ing a child un­der 13, in­de­cent deal­ings with a child un­der 13 and procur­ing a child un­der 13 to do an in­de­cent act.

The of­fences were al­legedly com­mit­ted against a five-year-old child in De­cem­ber 2016.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Paul Ker­shaw op­posed bail, telling the court po­lice had con­cerns for the safety of the young al­leged vic­tim.

Mag­is­trate Joe Ran­dazzo granted the man bail sub­ject to pro­tec­tive con­di­tions in­clud­ing not con­tact­ing the al­leged vic­tim, stay­ing with a re­spon­si­ble mem­ber of the com­mu­nity and re­port­ing to Kar­ratha po­lice daily.

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