Step­dad on sex charges

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

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.

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