A children’s boxing coach and former Golden Gloves national title winner appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court this week charged with rape. Justin James Crudeli, 36, made his first appearance in court since he was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual penetration without consent. Police will allege Mr Crudeli committed the crimes in the presence of a child at a residential address in Rangeway on July 8. Magistrate Chris Miocevich yesterday read out the charges to Mr Crudeli, who was not required to enter a plea but to acknowledge he understood them. His lawyer, Malcolm Ayoub, petitioned the court to change Mr Crudeli’s bail conditions to alter his reporting requirements and those that prevented him interacting with minors. “We’ve provided references for Mr Crudeli to the court,” he said. “He’s a boxing instructor and volunteers for a local football club. These provisions mean he can’t instruct, as some are under 18.” Mr Ayoub said Mr Crudeli currently reported to Geraldton police three times a week which was affecting his employment. In response, Mr Miocevich said the request to change bail conditions had caught the prosecuting sergeant off guard. “His bail conditions have specifically got in there provisions to not allow him to volunteer or work with children under the age of 18,” he said. “Maybe on Monday the sergeant can provide reasons why this should not be the case.” Mr Crudeli was remanded on bail and will reappear for mention only on August 24.