May 10, 2012

A 39-year-old former Kingaroy man – facing four child sex charges – was committed to stand trial in the District Court when he appeared in the Kingaroy Magistrates’ Court today.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, now resides south of Brisbane.

He was charged with four counts of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 12.

The court heard the alleged incidents occurred between 2010 and January this year at Maidenwell and Kingaroy.

Defence solicitor Mark Werner said his client had consented to the case proceeding to the District Court by way of a full hand-up of prosecution evidence with no cross-examination of witnesses.

Magistrate B.D. Barrett found there was sufficient evidence to indict the defendant and committed him to appear in the District Court in Kingaroy on a date to be notified.

Bail was continued on condition that the man report to police as directed by the Director of Public Prosecutions and have no contact with the alleged victim, her family or other people connected with the case.

He was also prohibited from approaching a nominated house in Kingaroy.