Sex accused posed as photographer: court

A MARYVILLE man accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls allegedly lured them by posing as a photographer looking for models, police said.

Daniel Enright, 31, of Estell Street, allegedly made contact with the girls, aged 13 and 14, via a social media website and invited them to send him naked photos, police said.

Mr Enright is then accused of meeting the girls at Maitland and Charlestown respectively, and sexually assaulting them.

He did not enter pleas to several charges yesterday, including aggravated sexual assault of a person under-16, indecent assault and 

intimidation.

He wore a  T-shirt and was handcuffed while he appeared briefly before magistrate Mark Buscombe at Newcastle Local Court.

Mr Enright did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody to face court again tomorrow when he is expected to make a bail application.

Police allege that Mr Enright told the girls  he was a professional photographer in search of models and wanted to arrange a photo shoot.

One of the allegations dates back to August25 at Maitland, while the other allegedly occurred at Charlestown on October 30, court documents stated.

The charges allege that Mr Enright had sexual intercourse with the girls, court documents stated.

Mr Enright was arrested at Jesmond on Sunday morning by members of the child abuse squad and Port Stephens police.

He was taken to Waratah police station and charged.

The court was told yesterday that applications for three apprehended violence orders have been lodged.

They will be heard tomorrow.

Investigations by detectives are continuing and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

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