Arrest warrant set to be issued for missing kayaker facing child sex abuse charges

Stephen Angel disappeared while kayaking off Rockingham. PIC: WA Police

An arrest warrant is set to be issued for a 59-year-old man facing historical child sex abuse charges.

Stephen Angel disappeared on April 3 while kayaking off Rockingham.

A large scale land, sea and air search was carried out after an EPIRB belonging to Mr Angel was activated.

Police later found his kayak floating between Point Peron and Garden Island, but there was no sign of Mr Angel.

The search was suspended two days later.

The Dwellingup man is scheduled to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court today after previously pleading not guilty to two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 and two counts of indecently dealing with a child under 13.

The charges relate to alleged incidents that happened between September 1992 and March 1993.

If Mr Angel fails to front court, a warrant will be issued for his arrest.


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