“Renowned magician and escapologist Franky Houdini” has been charged with 19 counts of “sexual offences against teenage girls” The Queensland Times reports
The magistrate court took evidence related to Mr. Houdini’s alleged indecent actions involving a 15-year-old.
Mr. Houdini is 35-years-old.
According to the Queensland Times, Mr. Houdini was previously charged with another 19 charges including: “12 of indecent treatment of a child under 16, two of carnal knowledge and one each of possessing child pornography, making child pornography, procuring a child for sexual acts by false pretence and common assault.”
Mr. Houdini will face these other charges in a separate trial.
Finally, there was an additional charge of “supplying drugs to a child” to be heard by the Brisbane Supreme Court.
Mr. Houdini is in custody until his trials. He made no comment in his hearing yesterday.
You can read the full article in the Queensland Times here: Magician faces child sex charges.