Missing kayaker Stephen Angel recently received large disability payout

An arrest warrant has been issued for Stephen Angel. PIC: DFES

An arrest warrant has been issued for missing kayaker Stephen Angel after failing to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

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 was scheduled to appear in 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.

The West Australian reports, during today's hearing, the police prosecutor told the court Mr Angel had recently received a large disability payout and was an experienced sailor.

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