Osteopath admits more charges

Last updated 09:51 28/03/2014
Richard James Davis
KEVIN STENT
SENTENCED: Richard James Davis, 54, pictured in the Wellington High Court in October 2013.

Relevant offers

Crime

Police dog handler assaulted in Auckland Police appeal for sightings of wanted Hutt man American man to be sentenced as family call for tougher foreign driver tests US man Jesus Laporte jailed for 60 years after New Zealand investigation Sanson woman sentenced to community work for crash that killed partner Tinder rape accused Amitesh Deepak Kumar found guilty Correspondence between Queenstown kidnapping case accused produced in court Lower Hutt men appear in court charged with making fake licences and passports Police push for Sydney-style lockout for Wellington's downtown party zone Tears flow as courier driver who hit cyclist at Hamilton roundabout sentenced

A former Gisborne osteopath jailed last year for sexually assaulting patients has admitted more offences.

In the High Court in Wellington today Richard James Davis, 54, pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual violation and four of indecent assault, involving six patients.

Justice David Collins sentenced Davis to seven years and seven months' jail which runs alongside an eight-year term imposed last October, without adding to the length of Davis' time in jail.

A jury last year found Davis guilty of indecencies against eight mature female patients.

The judge said Davis had made a calculated decision to use his role as a health professional to get the victims into a position where he could sexually assault them.

All the patients had been naked or partly naked and prone on the treatment table.

After the complaints against Davis were made he moved from Gisborne and settled in Katikati, Bay of Plenty.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content