The husband of missing Gold Coast woman Novy Chardon will face a trial in July on child sex charges.
John Chardon, 66, has been committed to stand trial in the week commencing July 14 after a brief mention of his case at the Southport District Court on Friday.
Chardon is facing eight charges of sexual crimes against children, which are alleged to have occurred between 1998 and 1999.
The charges 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.
Prosecutors told the court they anticipate the trial lasting five days.
Chardon's wife Novy has not been seen since February last year. Police say the charges are in no way linked to his wife's disappearance.
Chardon has said in the past 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.