A long-time music teacher accused of sexually assaulting minors over many years will consider pleading guilty to the charges.
Wayne Robinson, 46, faces what was described in Wangaratta Magistrates Court on Thursday as "allegations of serious offences against children".
But despite police filing further charges in court on Thursday, magistrate Peter Mithen refused to allow the media access to the documents.
Media applications to see the charge sheets were adjourned until the next court date on June 13.
It remains unclear how many victims have come forward to police to report alleged sexual assaults committed by Robinson, but police have confirmed the allegations go back over at least a decade.
Prosecutor Vivienne Jones confirmed Robinson's own children were not among alleged sexual assault victims.
"This is serious sexual offending against a number of children," she said.
Robinson's solicitor Louise Conwell said after receiving the fresh charges on Thursday, they would enter into discussions with the prosecution.
"A resolution will be reached, but we do need some time," she said.
State-based charges were first laid against Robinson in 2018, but most of them were withdrawn on Thursday and replaced with Commonwealth charges, which added to the delay in the case.
Robinson, who founded Wangaratta's Northern Rivers Academy of Music in 1998, sat in the body of the court during the hearing, but was not asked to speak.
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