A man is charged with sexually assaulting two women in the Mackay region.
A man is charged with sexually assaulting two women in the Mackay region.

Alleged peeping Tom charged with sexual assault

A MAN is facing sexual assault and peeping Tom allegations against two women in the Mackay region.

It is alleged the offending spanned almost 18 months across 2018 and 2019.

He is charged with four offences - two counts each of sexual assault and observations or recordings in breach of privacy against the two alleged victims.

 

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Mackay Magistrates Court heard the man is charged with visually recording the women without their consent "at a private place in circumstances where a reasonable adult would expect to be afforded privacy".

Defence solicitor Jordana Abela, of McKays Solicitors, said her client wanted the case to go to Mackay District Court.

"(The man) has instructed me that he wishes to elect indictment in relation to (the sexual assault charges)," Ms Abela said.

Anyone convicted of sexual assault faces up to 10 years jail, while observations or recordings in breach of privacy carries a maximum of three years jail.

 

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The court heard the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was currently on bail without conditions.

Prosecutor Sergeant Sabine Scott requested "specific conditions" be added that he cannot contact either woman directly or indirectly or have someone else approach either woman.

Magistrate Bronwyn Hartigan ordered a brief of evidence be provided to defence by mid-September.

The case will be mentioned against later that month.