Not guilty plea to sex charges

A YOUNGTOWN man has pleaded not guilty to trying to procure a minor for sex.

Michael Nathan Henderson (aka Douglas), 34, appeared in Launceston Magistrates Court this morning via video. 

He is accused of text messaging a 15-year-old at 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 some time in December or January at Claremont.

Mr Henderson's lawyer entered pleas of not guilty to both charges on his behalf. 

The matter was adjourned until June 12 for a bail application.