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Man pleads guilty ahead of trial to child sex offences

A CALOUNDRA man has saved the community significant cost after he pleaded guilty to child sex offences moments before his trial was due to get underway.

The man, 37, who cannot be identified due to legal reasons, pleaded guilty on Monday in Ipswich District Court to two counts of indecent treatment of a child.

The court heard the offences took place between May 31, 2013 and January 19, 2014 at Atkinson Dam.

The man also pleaded guilty to two counts of exposing a child to an indecent act.

The court heard those offences took place between January 17, 2014 and June 15, 2015 at Brightview.

The offences involved a young girl under 12 who was in the man's care at the time.

The man, who was dressed in black, was visibly upset as the charges were being read out.

Defence barrister Geoff Seaholme told the court the man was also facing some summary charges in Ipswich Magistrates Court.

He sought an adjournment so those charges could be transferred to the higher court and dealt with at the same time as the child sex offences.

Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren adjourned the matter for sentencing to February 25.

The man was remanded into custody after his bail was revoked late last year for an unrelated matter.

Topics:  indecent treatment of a child ipswich crime ipswich district court



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