Coulter found guilty on 21 sex charges

A 20-year-old man who was on trial on 37 sex charges in Invercargill has been found guilty of 21 of the charges.

Adrian Joshua Coulter was also found not guilty on eight charges and eight charges were withdrawn.

During the trial Coulter pleaded guilty to 17 of the charges and at the end of the trial the jury found him guilty on four of the charges.

The trial for Coulter was held in Invercargill District Court before Judge Kevin Phillips.

The jury found Coulter guilty of two charges of sexual violation and two charges of doing an indecent act on a young person, one aged 14 and the other 15.

Coulter pleaded guilty to 17 charges of sexual connection with girls aged between 14 and 15.

The Crown alleged the offending occurred between May 17, 2009, and November 9, 2010.

Coulter was aged 17 and 18 at the time.

He was remanded in custody to November 8 for sentencing.

The Southland Times