Man held on sex charges

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - LUCY SMITH

A MAN ex­tra­dited from Syd­ney on child sex charges has ap­peared briefly in court and been re­manded in cus­tody.

Shane Kevin Wilkin­son, 47, is ac­cused of fol­low­ing a fam­ily af­ter they moved to Townsville and in­gra­ti­at­ing him­self to them to con­tinue a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with their teenage son.

Mag­is­trate Ross Mack said Wilkin­son was charged with main­tain­ing a re­la­tion­ship with a child in 2006 and 2007 as well as un­law­ful sodomy and six counts of in­de­cent treat­ment of a child. De­fence so­lic­i­tor Pe­ter Be­van asked for an ad­journ­ment.

“Your Hon­our, he doesn’t have a place to stay and at the mo­ment I’m not mak­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion to for bail,” he said.

Wilkin­son is due back court on Au­gust 14. in

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