Cameraman's sentencing postponed

Last updated 10:43 05/12/2013

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Sentencing for a teenager who admitted taking intimate video recordings of friends at an Oakura party has been postponed until next year.

The 18-year-old did not appear in court.

His lawyer Turitea Bolstad asked for her client's appearance to be excused. 

Ms Bolstad requested an adjournment until January 21 for time for full disclosure to be made.

She also asked for interim suppression to be continued.

Judge Lynch approved the adjournment and continued interim name suppression but said he would give no indication on what the sentence would be or whether suppression would be continued on January 21.

The man and the two friends he filmed were arrested last month after the victim, a 17-year-old girl, complained to police.

In the New Plymouth District Court on November 14 the teen pleaded guilty to a charge of making an intimate visual recording.

One of the teen offender's friends is facing two charges of unlawful sexual connection and one each of rape, indecent assault and making an intimate visual recording.

The other alleged offender is charged with rape, unlawful sexual connection and indecent assault.

Both of the men pleaded not guilty when they appeared in court on November 6.

They were remanded on bail with strict conditions, to reappear on January 16 for a case review hearing and were granted interim name suppression.

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