Man held on sex charges
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