Accused Aussie peodophile says no to prelim hearing

An Australian man, facing life in prison in the US on a charge of attempted sex trafficking of a minor, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Michael Quinn was nabbed at a Los Angeles hotel on May 21. Police say he had shown up expecting to pay $US260 ($A348) to molest a six-year-old boy.

A preliminary hearing for the Melbourne rugby union player, 33, was scheduled in the US District Court for June 6.


But Quinn decided to forgo that hearing and will instead face a post-indictment arraignment on June 20 where dates will be schedule for motion hearings and a jury trial.