A south coast farm worker allegedly sexually assaulted a young woman after he arrived in WA from Europe earlier this year. Matthias Frank Kurt Berger, 43, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court on October 14 via video link from Albany Regional Prison. He was granted bail so he could apply for a new visa to stay in WA. Mr Berger is facing one count of sexual penetration without consent and one count of unlawful indecent assault. Defence lawyer Liz Hamilton told the court her client had been working on a farm between Ravensthorpe and Esperance in exchange for food and accommodation. “His partner went back to see family ... these allegations arise from living at the farm in relation to a young woman,” she said. Ms Hamilton said her client was requesting bail so he could apply for a new visa. “There is no issue with prosecution provided there are bail conditions that are acceptable to the court,” Ms Hamilton said. “He can’t make a new (visa) application without bail ... then he hopes to be granted another visa if appropriate.” Police prosecutor Sgt Peter Yuswak told the court the prosecution did not oppose his bail application. “We want him to remain in WA till this is dealt with or until it goes to trial,” Sgt Yuswak said. Under Mr Berger’s bail conditions, he cannot contact the alleged victim or come within 50m of where she lives or works. He cannot contact the four prosecution witnesses and he must surrender his passport, and report to Albany Police Station. Magistrate Kevin Tavener granted Mr Berger bail on the basis of the protective bail conditions put forward by the prosecution. Mr Berger is due back in court on November 4.