A Horsley man has denied allegations he used Snapchat to solicit intimate pictures from a 14-year-old girl, claiming she sent him images of her underwear-clad body unprompted.
Jarrad Pavric, the son of a serving Wollongong police officer, stands accused of sending "dick pics" to the teen using the account "jazza97mate" and requesting she send him intimate images of herself during a three-week period in September 2017, before he allegedly threatened to publicly release her pictures if she didn't give him oral sex.
Pavric denies the allegations and gave evidence in his defence in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday.
He admitted (as far as he knew) he was the sole user of the "jazza97mate" account, confirming he'd never given anyone his account password and that both his mobile phones were PIN protected.
However, he denied sending any intimate images of himself, asking the colour of the girl's underwear, requesting sexy photos of her or sending his own pictures in return.
When asked how he came to have the teen's lingerie pictures on his phone, Pavric claimed she had sent them to him of her own volition.
He rejected suggestions from prosecutor James Ly that he knew the girl's identity or age or that there had been anything of a sexual nature in their communication.
Pavric claimed he told her nothing about his personal life and they were "acquaintances" rather than friends, even though he admitted they communicated up to twice a day for the three weeks.
When pressed, he couldn't elaborate on what they did talk about.
"I put it to you that you're lying about all this so you won't get in trouble," Mr Ly said. "No," Pavric replied.
Meanwhile, Pavric was also questioned about his actions when the teenage girl and one of her male relatives angrily confronted Pavric about the pictures at his house on September 26.
Pavric said the male was "rattling the [front screen] door vigorously" demanding to be let in.
He said when they mentioned images on a phone, Pavric went upstairs and retrieved his phone for them to look at.
He denied suggestions he took the opportunity while upstairs to delete any incriminating images before presenting the phone to the pair.
Pavric was also asked why, given the pair's apparent aggression towards him, he hadn't simply closed the door on them and contacted police.
"Did you call your mother, who is a serving police officer? Did you close the front door?" Mr Ly asked.
"No," Pavric replied.
The case will return to court in October for Magistrate Mark Douglass to deliver judgement.