20 Oct 2020

Crown wraps trial of man charged with physical, sexual abuse

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 20 October 2020

The Crown has wrapped up its case against a man accused of physically and sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend.

The man - who is in his 20s - is on trial in the High Court at Auckland after pleading not guilty to eight charges - including sexual violation and threatening to kill.

His defence lawyer cross-examined the complainant today - scrutinising why the woman now recalls more violence than she initially told the police.

Our court reporter Anneke Smith filed this story.