More sex charges laid

Pilbara News - - Sports - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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