Man in child abuse charge

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Geraldton Courthouse, Marine Terrace.
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A 40-year-old Mid West man has been charged with inappropriate conduct with a minor.

The man, who cannot legally be named, was arrested by police last week after a four-year-old girl told her mother he had allegedly sexually abused her on January 18.

He is charged with sexual penetration of a child under 13.

The man appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

His lawyer Faye Sellers said the allegations were “completely and vehemently denied”.

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The man was not required to enter a plea and was granted bail of $5000 under strict conditions.

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