Case of Tasmanian MP accused of having sex with girl, 12, returns to court

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Sydney, April 12 (ANI): The case of a Tasmanian MP charged with having sex with a prostituted 12-year-old girl has returned to court in Hobart.

Independent Upper House MP Terry Martin pleaded not guilty in October to having sex with the girl, as well as to taking a photograph of her performing a sex act and possessing the photograph, deemed as child pornography offences, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Martin did not appear in the Tasmanian Supreme Court on April 12, where the case was briefly mentioned by Justice David Porter, who adjourned it until May 10.

Gary Devine, 51, of Hobart, was last month sentenced to at least eight years in jail for prostituting the girl to more than 120 men in September last year.

Devine's 41-year-old girlfriend has been charged with similar offences and is yet to enter a plea.

She is due to appear in the Supreme Court in Hobart on April 13 after being remanded in custody. (ANI)

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