No plea to child sex charges

A Youngtown man has appeared in Launceston Magistrates Court on a charge of trying to procure a minor for sex.

Michael Nathan Henderson (aka Douglas), 34, is accused of text messaging a 15-year-old in Claremont in January.

Police say he had an intent to procure the teenager for an unlawful sexual act.

Mr Henderson has also been charged with assault with indecent intent.

It is alleged that he put his hand up the top of a female and touched her breast sometime in December or January at Claremont.  

Mr Henderson who appeared via video link yesterday has not entered pleas to the charges.

The case was adjourned until June 6.

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