Alleged Northern Rivers child sex offender to face trial
A NORTHERN Rivers man who is accused of having sex with a child over a five-year period will face trial.
It is alleged the man had sexual intercourse with a 10-year-old girl at least nine times between 1994 and 1999.
Court documents revealed a warrant was issued for the man's arrest on March 6, 2019.
He was arrested five months later on August 28, 2019.
Police allege the now 55-year-old engaged in unlawful sex acts with the girl, including sexual intercourse without her consent, at Tweed Heads and Banora Point.
He faces nine charges of having sexual intercourse with a child under 16 without their consent.
The man has not yet entered a plea.
His case was heard in Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday where police prosecutor Sergeant Alix Thom presented a case conference certificate.
The man will appear in Lismore District Court on June 22 to enter a plea.