Accused remains in prison
A BALLINA man who allegedly sexually assaulted two girls aged 14 and 15 has elected to spend Christmas in jail.
As Christopher Campbell did not apply for bail at Lismore Local Court, it was formally refused by magistrate David Heilpern.
Campbell is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual intercourse without consent, indecent assault of a person under 16 years of age, and failing to comply with reporting conditions under the Child Protection Act.
Police allege between October 1, 2012 and November 1, 2012, Campbell, who was 19 at the time, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at Ballina.
It is also alleged Campbell had sexual intercourse with the same 15-year-old girl without her consent between March 5 and 6 this year.
Campbell also allegedly indecently and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at Ballina between October 3 and 4, 2012. Mr Heilpern adjourned Campbell's matters until February, 2014, at Lismore Local Court.