Dental worker admits assaulting girls

Last updated 11:34 14/03/2014

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A school dental worker has admitted indecently assaulting three Auckland teenagers.

Jitendra Prasad Tahal, who worked in 23 Auckland schools over a five year period, pleaded guilty to the three charges in the Manukau District Court today.

The three teenage girls who made complaints about him were students at the schools where he worked, police said.

Tahal's offending happened in the last two years.

He had been an employee of a mobile dental service provider since 2008 but according to a letter sent by police to parents he was dismissed after the allegations arose.

The company he worked for, the District Health Board involved and the names of the schools and victims were all suppressed by Judge Geoff Rea this week.

"Because of the particular nature of this I consider that there ought to be a wide-ranging suppression order to protect those who have interests beyond that of the defendant," he ruled.

Tahal was not directly involved in providing dental treatment but while working on school premises he did have contact with some of the students, police said.

Tahal and was remanded on bail and will be sentenced next month. Judge Rea ordered a home-detention report. 

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