A NSW father-of three accused of dressing in a camouflage suit to sexually assault a 12-year-old schoolgirl on the state's Central Coast will give a DNA sample to police, a court has heard.
Troy Stephen Johnson, 31, was arrested last week following a three-month police investigation and will now spend two months behind bars as the case against him is prepared.
Residents of Narara, near Gosford, had been on edge after a 12-year-old girl was forced into the bushes and sexually assaulted at knifepoint by a man wearing a camouflage outfit, or ghillie suit, on the morning of May 15 as she walked to school.
Johnson faces nine charges relating to that attack, including kidnapping, stalking, indecent assault, grooming and producing child abuse material.
He's also been charged with a further four offences relating to a second complainant, an 11-year-old, including an indecent assault on Christmas Day and grooming between New Year's Day and late June.
The 31-year-old didn't appear in Gosford Local Court on Monday where his case was briefly mentioned.
Solicitor Roland Day did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
"There's a circumstantial case," Mr Day told the court.
Johnson consented to a forensic order which will allow detectives to collect samples of his DNA as they prepare the prosecution case.
Magistrate David Day ordered a brief of evidence be served by October 9.
Several items were seized from a house in Woongarrah following Johnson's arrest on Friday night.
He was taken to hospital after he attempted to take his own life by an insulin overdose.
Weeks after the alleged May attack involving the 12-year-old, an 18-year-old girl also told police a man wearing camouflage gear grabbed her around the neck after she got off a train at Narara Railway Station.
Some residents said they were scared to walk around the area knowing the attacks had taken place.
One parent said there were "a million places to hide" around the commonly used path where the incidents happened and described the mood in the community as sombre.
Others called for better lighting, CCTV and for existing paths to be cleared.
Following news of his arrest, Johnson's Facebook profile was flooded with hateful messages condemning his alleged crimes.
But some users also defended his family and warned vitriol should not be directed at them.
"To the victims, wife, kids and family ... you will get through this," one woman wrote.
"Do not blame yourselves."
Johnson's matter will return to Gosford Local Court on October 27.