A former St John ambulance officer has been accused of
stupefying and making an intimate visual recording of a teenage
Christopher Roger King, 47, of Waipukurau in Central Hawkes
Bay, first appeared in court in August of this year but was
granted interim name suppression until 5pm today.
He is facing three charges of unlawful sexual connection, two
of indecent assault, and one each of disabling/stupefying and
making an intimate visual recording.
All charges are denied.
The charges relate to four different women and date back to
The alleged offending against the teenage girl took place in
Waipukurau on July 24 this year.
He had since resigned from St John.
At an earlier appearance this year he was granted name
suppression on the basis of adverse effects on his family,
but no fresh application for suppression was made today.
At today's appearance in Napier District Court, King's
lawyer, Bill Calver, said the charges were denied and would
"No new information has come to light, no fresh application
for name suppression will be made,'' Mr Calver said.
Today's appearance was for a case review hearing, however,
this was adjourned so that all charges could be heard
together at another date.
Crown prosecutor Jo Reilly told the court there were three
sets of proceedings against King which will all run together.
Judge Bridget Mackintosh remanded him on his current bail to
reappear in court for a case review hearing next year.
"The purpose of that is to bring all of the matters together
so they can all be dealt with in the same way.''