A 38-year-old Marlborough man concealed his identity as he emerged from the Blenheim District Court yesterday after facing 12 sexual assault charges against a woman.
The man was granted interim name suppression by Judge Ian Mill.
The charges relate to an incident in Blenheim on May 17.
They include two of rape, eight of sexual violation, one of threatening to kill and one of detaining the victim with her consent obtained by duress, with intent to have sexual connection.
He has been remanded in police custody to reappear in the Blenheim District Court on October 7.
- The Marlborough Express