Man denies rape and assault counts

Last updated 05:00 15/04/2014

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A Taranaki man facing 45 counts of domestic and sexual abuse of women and children has pleaded not guilty in the High Court in New Plymouth.

Allan Neil Rosewarne, 48, is charged with six counts of sexual violation by rape, six of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, 11 of grievous bodily harm with intent, two of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, five of injuring with intent to injure, two of indecent assault, one of kidnapping, three of threatening to kill, two assaults with a weapon, four of cruelty, two of administering a class B controlled drug and one of administering a Class A drug.

Defence lawyer Paul Keegan said Rosewarne pleaded not guilty to all 45 charges.

The Crown was represented by Crown solicitor Cherie Clarke.

Justice Paul Heath, appearing on video link, remanded Rosewarne in custody for trial on August 4.

A pre-trial hearing is set down for May 21.

The trial is set down for four weeks.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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