CHILD sex abuse detectives have laid new charges against an Armidale man who they now allege sexually assaulted two more victims.
James David McKenzie is behind bars on a raft of sex abuse charges, accused of attacking a 15-year-old girl he met on social media in March this year.
The 35-year-old now faces five new charges of aggravated sexual assault and depriving liberty; and indecent assault allegations against a further two victims, who police allege came forward.
McKenzie was charged with the new offences by police from the Tamworth office of the Child Abuse Squad who have been investigating him.
Detectives will allege McKenzie sexually abused the two victims between June and July 2018.
He did not enter pleas when the charges were laid in Armidale Local Court.
McKenzie is yet to enter pleas to seven original charges he is facing after his arrest at his Armidale home on May 23.
Detectives allege that McKenzie offered the 15-year-old girl money and drugs for sexual intercourse.
He's accused of three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 16; intentionally sexually touching a child under 16; producing child abuse material; procuring a child for unlawful sexual activity; and performing body piercing on the nipples of a child.
McKenzie made no new bid for bail and it was formally refused by magistrate Michael Holmes.
Detectives have been ordered to compile the brief of evidence before the case returns to court in August.
After his arrest, officers raided his Armidale home and seized several goods including drug paraphernalia and electronic storage devices.