14 Nov 2011

New Zealander accused of assaulting Vanuatu boys released on bail

3:43 pm on 14 November 2011

A New Zealander accused of assaulting young boys in Vanuatu is to appear in court next week after being released on bail last Friday by the Port Vila Magistrate Court.

Aron Collins was arrested earlier this month following complaints by parents and teachers at the school in Epau in the north of the main island of Efate.

He is alleged to have engaged in indecent acts with nine young boys from Epau village.

Police say Mr Collins traveled to Vanuatu as a tourist.

He will appear again in court on November the 25th to face a charge of committing indecent acts with a young person.