Sex attack accused named

The man charged with sexually assaulting a Blenheim woman earlier this month can be named after he lost his name suppression yesterday.

He is vineyard worker Don Jack, 25.

Judge Susan Thomas ordered that name suppression for Jack lapse when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court today.

Jack, from Vanuatu, was charged with sexually violating a woman and entering a house in Kinross St, central Blenheim, with intent to commit a crime on February 2.

Judge Thomas remanded him in custody to reappear on March 11.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mark Harris said police wanted suppression to continue for Jack's nationality and occupation for fear that other RSE workers would suffer, but Judge Thomas said she could only suppress Jack's name if a specific person was likely to suffer.

The Marlborough Express