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Man to face child sex charge 18 years on

AAP logoAAP 11/08/2016

A man who failed to appear in a Sydney court on a child sex charge 18 years ago has failed to appear again after being arrested in Victoria last month.

But the 39-year-old man has since been re-arrested in the NSW city of Wagga Wagga and this time refused bail to appear at Sydney's Central Local Court on Friday.

The man had initially been arrested by Sydney police in January 1998 for the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Darlinghurst but he failed to appear in court.

Following his eventual arrest in Victoria last month he appeared at Melbourne Magistrates Court and was granted bail to reappear at Sydney's Central Local Court on August 3, but he again failed to appear.

A new warrant was issued and he was found by police in Wagga Wagga on August 4.

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