Name suppression lifted in rape case

Last updated 14:22 04/12/2012

Relevant offers

Wairarapa News

Martinborough Town Hall project in doubt Carterton waste land to be turned into wetland Carterton District Council takes a hit on forest harvest Promoter Jorge Sandoval cans NZ women's tour to concentrate on men's version Dying man gets bucket list chopper ride Call for free parking in Masterton cbd Leg amputation for woman caught in gang clash: Two set for trial Wairarapa DHB's annual leave bill tops $3M Neil Dawson sculpture to take pride of place in Masterton Breeder pieces together romney jigsaw puzzle

A man accused of abducting and raping a 14-year-old Masterton girl has lost a bid to keep his name suppressed.

James Freuan, 23, appeared in Masterton District Court yesterday charged with rape, sexual violation, assault, abduction and robbery.

The charges relate to an incident near the Colombo Rd bridge on September 29. Samoa-born Freuan, who was assisted by an interpreter, was also charged with a further count of sexual assault, this time relating to an alleged incident in Wellington.

He had been given interim name suppression while his family were told about the charges.

Yesterday, Judge Ian Mill turned down a request to continue that suppression. He also ruled Freuan must give a DNA sample to police. A tearful Freuan did not enter pleas and was remanded in custody until March.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content