A young Wodonga man accused of grooming a boy for a child abuse video is likely to face trial in the District Court in Albury.
Jamie Bownds appeared briefly in Albury Local Court this week over the allegations, which involve a 13-year-old boy.
Bownds, 23, has not entered pleas to the charges. Eight fresh charges have been added to the indictment, meaning he is now facing 13 counts.
It is alleged that Bownds disseminated child abuse material to the boy in North Albury on December 13 between 10pm and 10.20pm.
Bownds is charged also with using a child under 14 years for the production of child abuse material.
That charge relates to police allegations that Bownds committed the offence between 12.44pm on December 1 and 12.50pm on December 15, again in North Albury.
Another charge alleges that Bownds groomed a child under the age of 14 for unlawful sexual activity.
Police claim that Bownds showed the boy indecent material with the aim of making it easier for him to take part in unlawful sexual activity with him.
Bownds is also charged with using a carriage service to send indecent material to a person less than 16-years-old.
He faces several counts of this charge, as well as two of possessing child abuse material.
Magistrate Rodney Brender adjourned the charges to Albury Local Court on September 4 for a committal to trial.
In another matter before Mr Brender, North Albury man Bradley Lee Hall, 32, faced two unrelated charges of using a carriage service to disseminate child abuse material.
These allegations relate to matters police claim took place between 9am on May 31 and 12pm on June 6.
Mr Brender was told that Hall’s case would be taken over by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
It was adjourned to September 18.
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