A Kingswood man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a six-year-old relative.
The 29-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty last Friday to two counts of ‘intentionally sexually touch child under the age of 10 years’.
The more serious charge of ‘sexual intercourse with child under the age of 10 years’ was withdrawn and dismissed, as were two additional charges of ‘intentionally sexually touch child under the age of 10 years’.
It comes after detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation into the man following reports a six-year-old girl had been sexually abused while the offender was staying at the family’s Colyton home on March 10 last year.
He was arrested on March 19 and bail refused, and still remains behind bars on remand.
Following his guilty pleas, the man was committed for sentence to Penrith District Court on February 7 where he will be given a sentence date.
Bail was not applied for and was formally refused.
Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Senior News Reporter, primarily covering courts and Council issues.