New sex trial ordered

20:08, Feb 21 2013

The trial of a 21-year-old chef accused of sexually violating a Timaru woman has been aborted.

Daniel Michael Hogg appeared in the Timaru District Court yesterday on the second day of his trial on a charge of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection alleged to have occurred on June 21, 2011.

After discussions in chambers, Judge Joanna Maze discharged the jury and ordered a new trial for May 10.

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