A QUICK outfit change wasn't enough to throw waiting media off the trail of a 25-year-old man who fronted court on child abuse charges this morning.

Carey Glen Mcdowall was charged earlier this month with nine counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16 and one count each of indecent treatment of a child under 16 (indecent film), involving children in making child exploitation material, possessing child exploitative material and grooming a child under 16 with intent to procure engagement in a sexual act.

Maroochydore Child Protection Investigation Unit officers have also charged him with another count of grooming a child under 16 in the weeks since he was initially charged.

Carey Glen Mcdowall, 25, leaves Maroochydore Court House after his charges of indecent treatment of children were mentioned.
Carey Glen Mcdowall, 25, leaves Maroochydore Court House after his charges of indecent treatment of children were mentioned. Stuart Cumming

Police said the charges related to alleged offences against two teenagers at a Maroochydore youth group.

Mcdowall had been wearing a white shirt when he appeared briefly before Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning.

Defence barrister David Crews said he received details of the charges this morning and asked for a two-week adjournment so he could have a conference with his client.

Mcdowall left Maroochydore Court House wearing a red chequered shirt and a cap.

Carey Glen Mcdowall, 25, (in black cap) leaves Maroochydore Court House after his charges of indecent treatment of children were mentioned.
Carey Glen Mcdowall, 25, (in black cap) leaves Maroochydore Court House after his charges of indecent treatment of children were mentioned. Stuart Cumming

He did not say anything to media before he and two other men were picked up in the Hungry Jacks car park by another man driving a small car.

His matters are next due for mention on April 13.



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