A former childcare worker who pleaded guilty to child sex offences against a five-year-old girl he was babysitting will find out next week if he can change his plea.
Lucas Garratt pleaded guilty to charges last September, and was taken into custody after his bail was revoked.
The former Bumble Bees childcare employee has applied to reverse his plea.
The County Court on Thursday heard he maintained his innocence, despite signing a document admitting to the offences.
The court heard a presumptive test, taken from the girl's vagina, returned a positive result for human saliva.
DNA evidence was found from the crotch of the girl's pants, the court heard.
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Garratt's lawyer Martin Kozlowski said his client was teary while pleading guilty to charges of sexual assault and sexual penetration of a child.
"In my mind, I believed his case had serious problems," Mr Kozlowski said.
"I thought that the odds were strongly against him."
The barrister said Garratt instructed him to plead guilty but maintained he hadn't done what was alleged.
Mr Kozlowski said he had been acting on Garratt's instructions and made it clear the plea was his choice, with no concerns his client didn't understand what he was signing.
The court heard Garratt denied in a police interview that he had touched the girl but later said he had performed a hygienic procedure on her using baby wipes.
Garratt has been in jail since September while awaiting sentence.
Judge Michael McInerney said he would make a ruling on Garratt's application to reverse his plea on Friday.