A Christchurch teacher in his 60s has been remanded on 17 sexual abuse charges, some dating back 14 years.
The man was granted interim name suppression at an appearance before Judge Tony Couch in the Christchurch District Court yesterday.
Judge Couch remanded him on bail to appear again on September 13.
Police did not oppose bail, but requested a condition that the man not travel nor apply for travel documents. That was granted.
The man, who is currently not working, faces charges of indecently assaulting a girl aged under 12, and charges of sexual violation of the same girl, including a rape charge. He is charged with indecently assaulting and sexually violating another alleged victim between 2013 and this year.
No pleas were entered.