Tag: indecency

Online contact led to sex charges

October 20, 2017 | By More
Online contact led to sex charges

After confiscating alcohol from a 15-year-old girl he met at a party because she was too young, a 47-year-old man began grooming her for online indecencies and sexual encounters.

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Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

March 20, 2017 | By More
Memory expert to give evidence at sex abuse trial

A man who says two women have wrongly remembered alleged sexual indecencies over a decade ago, is on trial in the Christchurch District Court.

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Couch-surfing host faces jail time on other charges

November 9, 2016 | By More
Couch-surfing host faces jail time on other charges

Sex charges have been dropped against a former Christchurch couch-surfing host who was accused of preying on tourists, but he faces a likely jail term after being found guilty today on other sex charges.

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Not guilty pleas to all charges by Paul Bennett

June 27, 2016 | By More
Not guilty pleas to all charges by Paul Bennett

Paul James Bennett, who was deported from Australia and arrested on his arrival at Christchurch, has denied 60 charges and has opted for a judge-alone trial on alleged offending totalling $567,000.

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Sexual abuse of 12 girls admitted

February 19, 2016 | By More
Sexual abuse of 12 girls admitted

A Christchurch school caretaker and bus driver who spent years sexually abusing physically and mentally disabled girls as young as five has admitted 21 charges and is in custody for sentencing in April.

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Suppression appeal dismissed in historic sex abuse case

February 16, 2016 | By More
Suppression appeal dismissed in historic sex abuse case

Continued name suppression has been refused for an 89-year-old man facing historic sex abuse charges, in a case that went to appeal in the High Court.

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