A South Coast man charged with having sex with a nine-year-old girl has appeared in Nowra Local Court.
The 21-year-old, who can't be named for legal reasons, has been charged with sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10.
Court papers said the alleged incident happened between April 2013 and December 2013 when the girl was aged between eight or nine and the man was aged 15.
The man was arrested on March 11 this year by officers from the South West Metropolitan Child Abuse Unit.
The matter will be back in court in July.
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