Man accused of child abuse faces court

The trial of a man accused of sexually abusing a child over a five-year period has began in Launceston's Supreme Court.

The man, who cannot be identified, has pleaded not guilty to maintaining a sexual relationship with a person under 17.

The crown alleges the abuse took place from 2002 to 2007 in Launceston and started when the girl was in grade 3.

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