Man accused of stalking teen changes plea

Jayesh Desai
Jayesh Desai

A Sydney courier who pleaded guilty to repeatedly trying to lure an Illawarra teen into his van, has now denied the allegations.

Jayesh Ramjibhai Desai, of Harris Park, successfully reversed his guilty plea in Wollongong Local Court yesterday and is now set to face a hearing over the allegations.

The 29-year-old had pleaded guilty to one count of stalking/intimidation in Port Kembla Local Court in September but has since admitted he had difficulties understanding the matter.

Magistrate Michael Stoddart yesterday granted Desai's application to reverse the plea and ordered a brief of evidence to be served.

Desai will reappear in court on December 18.