A one-time bikie associate suspected of being involved in the disappearance of a 15-year-old South Coast girl said it was possible he had sex with her once.
Police have suspected Clinton Hanlon, who was a Rebels bikie associate at the time, of being involved in the disappearance of Kathleen Harris in 1999.
Mr Hanlon told a Sydney inquest into her disappearance that Kathleen was renting a room from him in front of the bikie clubhouse at Huskisson.
He said he woke up one day with both of them naked in bed after a night of drinking at the clubhouse.
"It could have happened," Mr Hanlon told Glebe Coroners Court yesterday.
"I couldn't say a definite no."
Mr Hanlon was the last person to see Kathleen alive.
He told the court he dropped her off at the clubhouse on the night of May 31 after taking her to a touch football game.
He said that in the car the teenager had told him about a distressing pap-smear result. He said he then dropped her back at the clubhouse and briefly went inside, where she gave him a shoulder massage before he left.
Mr Hanlon told the court that he was crying and distraught after her disappearance, despite letting friends stay in her room days after she went missing.
Earlier this week, the inquest heard allegations Mr Hanlon was sleeping with the Costa Rican-born teen who had moved to Australia with her father a few years earlier.
Detective Sergeant Paul McCann told the court he believed Mr Hanlon had some involvement in her disappearance.
Kathleen's personal items were discovered in Mr Hanlon's home 10 years after her disappearance, including handwritten notes, a dream catcher and the coat she is believed to have been wearing on the night she was last seen.
The court heard that members of the community came forward to police with different stories of what they said Mr Hanlon told them he did to the girl. AAP