Sex offence trial put back

A Dunedin man set to face trial in Timaru next week after being charged with multiple sex offences will not appear in court again until next year.

The 70-year-old man, who was granted name suppression at an appearance in Oamaru earlier this year, is charged with 12 counts of indecent assault on a person over 16, five of indecent assault on a person aged 12 to 16, three of unlawful sexual connection and two of committing an indecent act on an underage girl.

The charges relate to historic offending between 2003 and 2007.

At pre-trial callover at the Timaru District Court on September 6, which the man was not present for, Judge Joanna Maze remanded him on bail for trial at Timaru on December 9.

However, that date has been pushed back to early next year, and the man’s next appearance is now scheduled for February 26 in Oamaru.

daniel.birchfield@odt.co.nz

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