Kapiti Coast councillor remanded on bail with no plea to indecent assault charge

Kapiti District councillor David Scott outside Porirua District Court, where he appeared charged with indecent assault.
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Kapiti District councillor David Scott outside Porirua District Court, where he appeared charged with indecent assault.

The Kapiti Coast councillor accused of pressing himself against a female council worker has been granted bail and entered no plea to indecent assault.

David John Scott, 70, appeared in the Porirua District Court on Friday morning following an allegation he pressed himself against a female council staffer, in front of the mayor on April 13.

Judge James Johnston granted bail on various conditions including that Scott is not to be found within the Kapiti Coast District Council building, and must not associate with the complainant.

The conditions also included not to associate with the three witness except within business hours for Kapiti Coast District Council work, and then they must not discuss the case.

READ MORE: Kapiti councillor under investigation for allegedly 'pressing' himself against female staffer

The judge reserved the right to make variations on the conditions in future.

Scott was ordered to reside at a certain address and must reappear in court in June.

The charge carried a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

Away from court, a Kapiti Coast District Council spokeswoman Janice McDougall said the council had no comment.

Scott previously denied the allegations.

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