A Riverside man is yet to plead to charges laid by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for possession and accessing of child abuse material.
Bradley Maxwell Hidding, 44, did not appporear in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Tuesday with his counsel Olivia Jenkins submitting that he was going to have a test for Covid-19 because of influenza-like symptoms.
In December Mr Hidding did not appear in person in the court citing illness.
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Mr Hidding's matter has been listed six times since a first appearance on June 5, 2020.
The charges were laid after an Australian Federal Police raid of Mr Hidding's home on April 30, 2020.
He has been charged with two counts of possessing child abuse material.
The particulars of the two counts allege possession of child abuse material accessed using a carriage service on or about April 30 in the form of data held in a computer or contained in a date storage device namely a Samsung Galaxy tablet and Samsung mobile phone.
He also faces a count of possession of child abuse material using a carriage service on or about April 30, 2020 held in a computer or contained in a data storage device namely a Buffalo mini station hard drive and using a carriage service to obtain or access the material.
Mr Hidding faces two counts of using a carriage service at Riverside between April 17 and May 1, 2020 to access child abuse material and a count of using a carriage service to access child abuse material on April 17, 2020.
Magistrate Ken Stanton adjourned proceedings until March 9, 2021.
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