The husband of missing Gold Coast woman Novy Chardon will face trial over child sex charges.
John Chardon, 66, will stand trial this year on eight charges of sexual crimes against children, which are alleged to have occurred between 1998 and 1999.
They include three counts of rape, four counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16 and one count of indecent treatment of a child under 16 in care.
His wife Novy has not been seen since she disappeared in February last year. The charges are in no way linked to his wife's disappearance, police have said.
Chardon was charged with the offences in May last year, but he could not be named publicly until he was committed to stand trial.
The case has been adjourned until January 31, when either a trial date or a sentencing date will be set, depending on how he decides to plead.
Chardon has said he knows nothing about his wife's disappearance.
He flew to Indonesia on a prearranged business trip two days after Novy disappeared from their Upper Coomera home on the night of February 6 last year.