Just in: Opera chief pleads not guilty to child sex

The former head of the State Opera of South Australia pleaded not guilty in Adelaide today on charges that include indecent assault and an unlawful sexual relationship with a child.

Timothy Sexton, 58, will appear again in court in January. He has been executive and artistic director of the state opera since 2011.

The alleged offences date from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Sexton’s name was released for publication today.

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