Man in Vic court on child sex charges

A Melbourne man will return to court next month, charged with sexual offences against a child at Werribee.

Daniel John Briffa, 46, from Hoppers Crossing faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday charged with the sexual penetration of a child under 16, communicating with a child with the intention of facilitating a sexual offence and possession of child abuse material.

Briffa was in custody and did not apply for bail in relation to the offences for which the prosecutor told the court the girl's mental health had suffered "quite significantly".