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Man accused of child-sex abuse in Cronulla

AAP logoAAP 23/11/2016 Andi Yu

A Sydney man accused of raping and indecently assaulting two teenage boys would host them at his house to watch pornographic videos and smoke cannabis, a prosecutor has told a jury.

Andre Lorian Hendricks, 44, has pleaded not guilty to 10 offences relating to two boys under 16 in Cronulla between 2002 and 2005.

At the first day of his trial at the Downing Centre District Court on Wednesday, crown prosecutor Elizabeth James said nine of the 10 offences related to the same boy, and the tenth to another.

Ms James said the first occasion the boy visited Hendricks' home, he dozed off after drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis, and woke to find Hendricks performing oral sex on him.

The boy revisited the unit a few times where Hendricks offered him cannabis, played adult films and then assaulted him, the court heard.

On one occasion the boy pleaded with Hendricks to stop abusing him because of the pain, and he stopped, Ms James said.

A popular, high-achieving, sporty student before the offending began, the boy suffered serious mental ill-health and drug addiction after the alleged abuse, she said.

In a brief opening statement to the jury, Hendricks' defence told the jury they would hear evidence suggesting the sex offences "did not happen" as alleged.

"I make that very clear in respect of each and every count," Phillip Segal said.

The trial before judge Deborah Sweeney continues.

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