PHOTO: Many details around the case cannot be reported for legal reasons.

A New South Wales real estate agent has appealed a conviction that landed him behind bars.

Keith Ellis initially pleaded guilty to sexual touching without consent in the Armidale Local Court last year.

He was sentenced to a year in prison, with a minimum of six months behind bars before he is eligible for parole, The Armidale Express reported.

However, the Armidale agent appealed to the district court after he was taken into custody.