Bail extended for accused Burnett rapist
A MONDURE man facing a raft of sex charges has had his bail extended.
The 48-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court this morning.
He is facing seven charges including two charges of rape, one charge of sexual assault, and one charge of deceptive recruiting for sexual services.
Magistrate Ross Woodford agreed to extend his bail and adjourn the matter to March 25 so the prosecution and defence teams could continue to build their cases.
Defence lawyer Andrew Kelly said the matter involved about 20 overseas witnesses.
"There is contingency issues in relation to calling any witnesses we are allowed to cross-examine," he said.
"There is cost issues and everything that the prosecution need to consider."
Police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi agreed with the extension.
"There is the implications with trying to organise video links and the issue of cost of flights," he said.
The 48-year-old man is also set to face one charge for possessing explosives, one charge for possession of dangerous drugs and one charge for failing to properly secure weapons as a registered owner.
The man's bail has been extended and his appearance in front of Magistrate Louisa Pink on March 25 is excused.
The man was originally granted bail on October 19, 2018.