List of man's alleged sex crimes grows

Last updated 07:29 29/01/2013

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Seventy of the new charges laid against a Marlborough man accused of sexually abusing teenage girls over 27 years relate to objectionable images.

One new charge relates to unlawful sexual connection against a new complainant.

The 71 new charges were formally laid in the Blenheim District Court yesterday, although the accused was excused from appearing.

Judge Tony Zohrab continued the man's name suppression and remanded him to reappear on March 11.

The 64-year-old man now faces a total of 130 charges.

The new charges are of possessing or making objectionable material, and one is of unlawful sexual connection with a girl aged between 16 and 17.

The charges involve one new complainant, bringing the total number of complainants to 10, all teenage girls.

Charge sheets presented yesterday list some of the offending as happening in Kaikoura as well as in Marlborough, all between 2010 and 2012, and include possession of photographs showing sexual acts and some showing a teenager in a humiliating position.

The new charges were added to 59 police have already laid against the man since his arrest on August 31.

Those charges include three of rape and one of attempted rape, as well as unlawful sexual connection, grooming, making an intimate visual recording and possession and supply of drugs including LSD and cannabis.

One of the charges relates to an incident in 1985; the others range from 1993 to 2012.

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- The Marlborough Express

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