Man charged with historic sexual assault
A 58-year-old Stoke man has been charged with the historic sexual assault of two girls under 12.
The man was granted name suppression when he appeared in the Nelson District Court yesterday.
He was remanded on bail until December 12.
Court documents show the charges cover various dates between 1998 and 2005.
The man faces three charges of sexual assault of a girl under 12 and two charges of inducing a girl under 12 to do an indecent act on him.