Man facing multiple child sex charges

MAGISTRATE Andrew Eckhold has imposed a non-publication order on the name of a 21-year-old man facing multiple child sex offences.

The man appeared in Dubbo Local Court on four charges of having sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10 and four charges of indecently assaulting a person under the age of 16.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) applied for the non-publication order in accordance with legislation protecting children.

Magistrate Eckhold said nothing could be reported that would identify the defendant, the alleged child victims or witnesses.

Legal Aid asked for a lengthy adjournment to allow time for the man to be assessed by a forensic psychologist.

The DPP did not oppose the application.

All charges were adjourned to March 6. Bail was continued.

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