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Fitness model on child sex charges

A bikini model and actor who starred briefly in the hit horror film Wolf Creek is facing serious child sex abuse charges following her arrest for the alleged sexual abuse of a teen boy and exploitation material allegedly found on her phone.

Megan Skye Blancada, a young mum and model, appeared at Adelaide Magistrate Court on Monday charged with the sexual abuse of a boy under the age of 16 and possession of child exploitation material.

Police alleged the offending occurred between July 30, 2021 and November 6, 2023, in Adelaide’s outer north, court documents show.

In online profiles, Ms Blancada, 34, advertises herself as a fitness model and advertises her roles in films such as Hey Hey Its Esther and Wolf Creek.

Her Facebook posts also show off a glamorous lifestyle, with multiple posts showing off her bikini modelling jobs.

In a post from August 30, 2023, she shows a Jadore dress and writes: “Attending a red carpet event in Sydney definitely in a need of a dress from @dressforanight and they did not disappoint.”

Ms Blancada claims to have modelled for Mitsubishi and Bank SA and is the author of a novel called Shadow Hunters: Shadows in the Wall.

In her online profile, the Adelaide-born model also says she “likes to keep her private life to herself while maintaining a low profile.”

Andrew Graham, appearing for Ms Blancada, told Magistrate Simon Smart his client would make a guilty plea offer to the prosecution.

“My client will plead guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse and two indecent assaults,” he said.

The police charged Ms Blancada with knowingly possessing child exploitation material after seizing her phone following her arrest in November.

Negotiations between the defence and prosecution are continuing and Mr Smart adjourned Ms Blancada’s case until May 1 for answer charges.

Ms Blancada was dressed in a pressed white shirt and black pants for her appearance, with wavy blonde hair.

She declined to make any statement after leaving court.

Ms Blancada will return to court to answer the charges against in May.

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