A Ballina teenager charged with having sex with and indecently assaulting a 13 year-old girl remains free on conditional bail.
Cameron Lee Keys-Hodder appeared in persons at Lismore Local Court this week and was represented by his solicitor Ms Barker.
The 18 year-old faced four counts of having sexual intercourse with a person older than 10 years but less than 14 and three counts of indecently assaulting a person under 16 year-old.
The charges relate to an alleged incident involving Mr Keys-Hodder and a 13 year-old girl at Ballina on October 2, 2016.
Documents before the court revealed DNA had previously been obtained from Mr Keys-Hodder to be analysed.
Magistrate David Heilpern said he hadn’t received any submissions from either the prosecution or the defence about Mr Keys-Hodder’s matters.
An interim Apprehended Personal Violence Order involving Mr Keys-Hodder and his alleged 13 year-old victim was then made a final order by Mr Heilpern for two years.
‘Any breach of these orders is a serious criminal offence for which you can be imprisoned,’ Mr Heilpern said.
He adjourned Mr Keys-Hodder’s matters until April 24 for submissions from the prosecution and defence.
In an unrelated matter, the Lismore Local Court heard that forensic material is still outstanding in the case against a Casino man charged with having sex with a teenage girl in February.
Police allege on February 23, Jaden Juric has sexual intercourse several times with a 13 year-old girl at a Casino home.
Following a complaint, police arrested the 21 year-old at Casino and he was taken to Casino police station where he was charged with four counts of having sexual intercourse with a person older than ten years but less than 14.
In refusing Mr Juric bail, police cited his growing criminal history.
On Tuesday Mr Juric was excused from appearing via video-link from jail but was represented by his solicitor Rachael Thomas.
Ms Thomas told the court the brief of evidence against Mr Juric was incomplete.
She said police had complied the facts on the case and witness statements but there was still a forensic analysis certificate and other material outstanding.
Magistrate David Heilpern ordered the brief of evidence to be served on the defence by May 9.
He adjourned Mr Juric’s matters until May 16 for reply to the brief of evidence.
Mr Heilpern said a provisional apprehended personal violence order involving Mr Juric and the 13 year-old girl will continue until his next appearance at court.