Kaipara mayor's son guilty of sex charges

Last updated 14:55 15/05/2012

Relevant offers

National News

'Girls to Men': Why I decided to go through surgical transition on national TV Social media reacts to inaugural day-night test between Australia and New Zealand Bobby calf abuse footage investigated by NZ ministry Victim welcomes military attache's guilty plea to indecent assault charge Pregnant woman rammed by car in Hamilton Man who turned child's brain turned into 'watery mush' denied parole Six steps to that beauty holy grail, the perfect haircut Guest Blog: Audiences of the World Unite Christiana Figueres: The woman tasked with saving the world from global warming

The son of the mayor of a small Northland district has been found guilty of three charges of sexual abuse of two girls under 16.

Bevan Tiller, 37, son of Kaipara mayor Neil Tiller, was found guilty by a jury in Whangarei District Court last night of two counts of unlawful sexual connection with a girl aged 12-16 years and one charge of sexual contact with a young person under the age of 16.

The jury was unable to reach a verdict on a fourth charge, of rape.

Speaking outside court, Dargaville Detective Sergeant Jonathan Tier said the Crown would decide whether or not to seek a retrial on the rape charge.

Tier said the maximum penalty for unlawful sexual connection was the same as for a rape charge.

Bevan Tiller will be sentenced in Whangarei District Court on June 22.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content