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Pedo to face court

Pedo to face court

Former childcare worker accused of child sex offences wants to change his plea

Lucas Jacob Garratt has applied to court to change his plea, after previously pleading guilty to child sex offences.

Mr Garratt is a former carer at the Bumble Bees Child Care Centre and was charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl on multiple occasions while babysitting her in the Wodonga region.

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It is alleged the incidents occurred in her bedroom in August 2018.

He pleaded guilty to six charges of sexual assault - including sexual penetration and sexual touching which caused his trial to be dropped in February.

He has been remanded in custody and his case will be heard in court on Thursday.

If he changes his plea, the matter is likely to go to trial.

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