More sex charges laid
More than a hundred new childsex charges have been laid against a Karratha man who appeared before court earlier this year for alleged offences of the same nature.
Police last week charged the 53year-old man with 131 additional offences, joining four similar charges for which he previously appeared before the Karratha Magistrate’s Court in March.
The new charges include 67 counts of indecently recording a child under 13, 27 counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 and 15 counts of procuring or encouraging a child under 13 to engage in sexual behaviour.
It is alleged the offences were committed against a five-year-old child.
The accused appeared before Karratha Magistrate’s Court on the 135 charges on Saturday and was remanded in custody.
He is next due to appear before court on May 3.