Man appears on child sex charges

A 27-year-old unemployed man entered no plea when he appeared today in the Oamaru District Court on 41 charges, including sexual violation and indecent assault, after investigations by police into an alleged paedophile ring.

The charges date back to May last year and some involved his son, aged 13 months at the time.

The former Oamaru man was identified and the charges resulted from a national investigation by police.

Judge Joanna Maze remanded the man to appear in Oamaru on April 17.