A self-proclaimed spiritual healer charged with sexual and indecent assault offences has been refused bail in a Sydney court.
Mohammad Hassan Manteghi, 49, also known as Man Monis, fronted Kogarah Local Court on Monday on one count of sexual intercourse without consent and two counts of indecent assault.
It's alleged Manteghi, who claims to be a spiritual healer, advised a 27-year-old woman in 2002 to visit him at his business in Wentworthville after she contacted him through a 'Spiritual Consultation' ad in a community newspaper.
The alleged victim was indecently assaulted during her first consultation with Manteghi in August 2002.
A week later at their next meeting the woman was allegedly sexually assaulted.
Manteghi was refused bail during his court appearance on Monday.
He's scheduled to reappear before Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday via audio visual link.