4 Apr 2016

Prominent NZer on indecent acts charges

1:12 pm on 4 April 2016

The trial of a prominent New Zealander on charges of indecent acts involving young people has begun in the High Court in Whangarei.

The man's name is suppressed as are the names of the two complainants.

A jury of six men and six women will hear the case, which is set down for the next two weeks.

The man has denied all 12 counts of indecency, including touching the breasts and buttocks of the complainants over several years.

The complainants will give evidence by video link tomorrow.