Kaipara mayor's son guilty of sex charges

Last updated 14:55 15/05/2012

Relevant offers

National News

Australian goalkeeper dies after being struck by lightning in Malaysia Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri may miss title win Malia Obama is off to Harvard, but first she's taking a gap year Iraq declares state of emergency after Green Zone Breach Derailed freight train near Washington, DC, leaking hazardous liquid Glider crashes near Tauranga airport Hit and run victim had stolen driver's bike wheel Unshakeable love and faith saved us, say rescued US trampers Attitude more important than points for Warriors coach Andrew McFadden

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