Stepdad on sex charges
A MAN had denied sexually abusing his step-daughter in Cape York.
He is charged with two counts of indecent treatment of a child under 12 and one count of common assault between December 2012 and October 2014 at Weipa and has pleaded not guilty in the Cairns District Court.
It is alleged the offending occurred at the family home.
The court was told that the man had been confronted about the offending and denied it. He was charged more than 12 months later after he and the child’s mother broke up. The trial continues.