Music teacher, 52, accused of sexually abusing two young girls will fight the charges
- Michael Watkin was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault
- He is accused of sexually abusing two young girls in the early 2000s in Sydney
- Watkin, 52, allegedly abused a 13-year-old girl and a five-year-old girl
- His lawyer told the court on Thursday he intended to plead not guilty to charges
A music teacher accused of sexually abusing two girls in the early 2000s is set to fight the allegations, a court has been told.
Michael Watkin faced Campbelltown Local Court on Thursday after being arrested late last year over the alleged incidents at a home in Sydney‘s southwest.
He was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under authority of offender.
The 52-year-old is alleged to have sexually abused a 13-year-old girl in 2001 and a five-year-old girl in 2004-05.
On Thursday, he briefly faced Campbelltown Local Court, where his lawyer Jarrod Walter told the court he would be entering pleas of not guilty to both charges.
Wearing a blue shirt and dark slacks, Mr Watkin appeared in court on Thursday accompanied by a woman.
Michael Watkin, 52, was arrested on Thursday, December 22. He is accused of sexually abusing two young girls
The court was told that prosecutors must serve the brief of evidence by February 9, with a reply to be lodged the following month.
Mr Watkin was arrested at Campbelltown Police Station on December 22 after a woman made a complaint to police.
He was granted strict conditional bail and ordered to appear in court.
Before his website was deleted, Mr Watkin wrote that he had graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, taught several instruments as well as having toured Australia, Europe and New Zealand with various ensembles.
He did not comment to waiting media as he left Campbelltown Local Court on Thursday.