Former Minister, 79, Facing 25 Historic Child Sex Charges, Will Fight Allegations in Court

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Former Minister, 79, Facing 25 Historic Child Sex Charges, Will Fight Allegations in Court

  • Trevor John Perrett plans to fight the allegations he treated indecently with a teenage girl
  • Perrett did not appear when his case was mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court
  • Perrett, 79, was minister of primary industry, fisheries and forestry from 1996 to 1998

Former Queensland Secretary of State Trevor John Perrett, the father of a sitting Member of Parliament, will challenge the historic charges he has handled indecently against a teenage girl.

Perrett did not show up as his case was called in Brisbane Magistrates Court Wednesday on a total of 25 charges.

Perrett’s lawyers said the former minister indicated he would contest the charges.

Former Queensland Secretary of State Trevor John Perrett - father of sitting MP - to challenge historic charges he handled indecently with teenage girl

Former Queensland Secretary of State Trevor John Perrett – father of sitting MP – to challenge historic charges he handled indecently with teenage girl

Perrett, 79, was the minister of primary industry, fisheries and forestry in the Borbidge government between 1996 and 1998.

He represented Barambah’s former South Burnett-based voters for the National Party between 1988 and 1998.

He lives in Petrie in the Moreton Bay region, north of Brisbane, the court has heard.

His son Tony Perrett is a sitting opposition MP in the state parliament and represents Gympie’s electorate for the Liberal National Party.

Perrett’s appearance was excused before he was ordered to appear again at Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 4.

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