THE judge-alone trial of Brett David Hill - the man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl at Adamstown Heights last year - will begin on Monday in Newcastle District Court.
Hill, 48, has pleaded guilty to detaining the girl as she was walking through Hudson Park about 9.15am on June 12, 2018 and sexually assaulting her a number of times, including at an unknown bush location.
But he has pleaded not guilty to a number of other serious sexual assault allegations stemming from the five-hour abduction, which will be the subject of the trial next week.
Hill's defence were last month granted an application for a judge-alone trial due to the amount of publicity the case has garnered since the girl was kidnapped and Hill was arrested and charged.
And as part of pre-trial argument, Judge Ian Bourke, SC, granted a prosecution application to include in the trial "tendency evidence", ruling that evidence relating to the charges that Hill has admitted should be admissible in the trial for the charges that he denies.