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Last updated 05:00 18/12/2012
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COURT APPEARANCE: Matthew John Krouse sits in the dock appearing on a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to a 9-year-old Waimataitai boy in early November 2012

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Suppression has been lifted on the name of the man accused of assaulting a 9-year-old schoolboy found distressed and injured at Holme Station Bridge near Timaru on November 15.

Matthew John Krouse, 26, of Timaru, appeared in the Timaru District Court yesterday on a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was remanded with no plea to February 12 for a post-committal conference.

At his first appearance on November 21, Judge Joanna Maze ordered a psychiatric assessment to consider his fitness to stand trial.

At that appearance his counsel J Lovely said the accused's recollection of events was sketchy.

His arrest followed an alleged abduction of a 9-year-old, who was found at Holme Station Bridge, more than 15 kilometres from Timaru by road.

The boy was found at 4.20pm, after leaving Oceanview Heights School at 3pm.

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- The Timaru Herald

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