Man intends to plead guilty over attack on teen jogger

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A 50-year-old man has indicated he will plead guilty to attacking and threatening to kill a teenage girl near an alleyway in Perth.

Police say the 15-year-old girl was attacked while jogging in Mount Lawley on August 18, 2017, but she broke free and ran away.

Sean Wood appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday via video link from prison, charged with offences including assault with intent to commit a crime.

He will be back in court on May 13, when he is expected to formally plead guilty to all charges, including one amended offence.

Wood is also facing another set of charges from earlier this year, including sexual penetration of a child under 13.