Denials on sex criminal nuisance charges

December 6, 2016 | By More

Court House-entranceA 26-year-old man is denying three criminal nuisance charges alleging he put the health of three men in danger by having unprotected sex, and he is electing to go to trial by jury.

Johnny Lachlan Benjamin Lumsden, whose address is now given as near Whangarei in Northland, faced two new charges in the Christchurch District Court today.

He was reported last month as being HIV-positive.

He is also charged with supplying the class A drug methamphetamine, at Christchurch, between October 9 and November 2.

Lumsden, who is described as a nurse aid, is alleged to have the committed the three criminal nuisance offences in Christchurch from August to October.

Defence counsel Elizabeth Bulger said Lumsden was now in Whangarei and would report to the Court House there as required on Wednesday, to sign a new bail bond.

A new bail bond will include new provisions sought by the police for him to hand in his passport, not to apply for travel documents, and not to leave New Zealand.

He is also not allowed to contact the complainants, nor use any form of social media. Police have alleged contact with the complainants was made using the dating app Grindr.

He was remanded on bail for a case review hearing on March 6.

The judge made a suppression order on the names of the complainants in the criminal nuisance charges.


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