Suspended Kiama Impartial MP Gareth Ward will experience a prolonged court delay soon after staying billed with historic indecent and sexual assault offences.
The 40-12 months-old has been billed with sexual intercourse with no consent, frequent assault, and 3 counts of assault with functions of indecent (a historical cost of sexual assault).
Law enforcement allege the politician indecently assaulted a teenage boy in his electorate in February 2013 and sexually assaulted a 27-yr-aged guy in Sydney in September 2015.
Mr Ward was not needed to be present in Nowra Local Court on Friday, the place his fees were briefly stated.
The court listened to a situation meeting will be held on August 8, in advance of the former Liberal MP is anticipated to return to courtroom on August 19.
The courtroom day marks virtually five months since Mr Ward was arrested on March 22.
He has not entered pleas to the five fees before the courtroom, although he has denied the rates to the media.
Digicam IconRobert Foster appeared in Nowra Area Court docket on Friday to characterize his shopper Gareth Ward. Jonathan Ng Credit score: Information Corp Australia
The Illawarra resident will continue to be in the community right after staying granted bail.
The politician has been the Member for Kiama since 2011 and also served as the Minister for Households and Communities and Incapacity Solutions.
He was suspended from the NSW parliament on March 24 when he faces the sexual assault and indecent assault allegations.
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