Former Solomons Attorney General appears in court

Former Solomons Attorney General appears in court

Former Solomons Attorney General appears in court

Updated 19 December 2011, 16:56 AEDT

Former Solomon Islands Attorney General Julian Moti will spend another day in a watch house cell in the north eastern Australian city of Brisbane after he was remanded in custody at a court appearance on Friday.

Moti was represented in court by a legal aid lawyer.

He did not enter a plea and requested the case be adjourned until January 4.

Moti is believed to have requested the adjournment as he is yet to secure Australian legal representation to fight the seven child sex charges he is facing.

Moti is accused of sexually abusing the 13 year old daughter of a business associate in Vanuatu in 1997.

He denies the abuse ever happened and says the charges have already been dismissed by a Vanuatu judge.

If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of 17 years in jail.