Coach accused of sex offences going to trial

Last updated 11:51 22/01/2013
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A Wainuiomata football coach charged with sex offences against young women is heading to trial.

Alejandro Gonzalez Mendez, 36, a painter, faces 20 charges of indecent assault, unlawful sexual connection, providing cannabis to a young person and sexual grooming.  He has pleaded guilty to seven of the charges.

Gonzalez Mendez was the coach of a senior women's football team at the Wainuiomata Association Football club.

It is alleged he posed as a photographer to lure young women into performing sexual acts on him.

Lower Hutt District Court judge Oke Blaikie remanded him in custody for two days to allow him to be committed for trial on the remaining charges.

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