DNA evidence will feature in the case against a man accused of attempting to rape a young woman at Fairy Meadow earlier this year, a court has heard.
Barry Butler, 50, of Fairy Meadow, is charged with inflicting actual bodily harm with intent to have sexual intercourse with the woman.
The charge stems from an alleged attack in the early hours of February 24.
Butler is further accused of making off with the woman's purse, and faces a charge of aggravated robbery.
The matter was mentioned in Port Kembla Local Court. Magistrate Michael Stoddart heard DNA and medical material relating to the case was still outstanding.
The matter was adjourned to July 29.