Court issues arrest warrant for Dubbo man

AN ARREST warrant has been issued for a man who failed to appear in Dubbo Local Court on charges of indecently assaulting a child under the age of 16 years.

The 44-year-old from Dubbo cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim.

He was granted bail with $1000 surety last month after facing Magistrate Andrew Eckhold in handcuffs.

During an earlier court appearance Legal Aid said the man worked full-time as a territory manager for a food company and was required to travel without notice.

Magistrate Eckhold said failing to appear in court was not a good start.

"This offence carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail,'' he said.

"Not turning up to court is a big deal.''

Bail conditions clearly state the man must attend court when required.

He is to be of good behaviour, live at a Dubbo address and report to police.