5 Oct 2020

Two men charged in Dilworth case named

3:02 pm on 5 October 2020

Two of the men charged with historical indecent assault linked to the Auckland boys school Dilworth case can now be named.

Dilworth accused - Alister Grant Harlow

Alister Grant Harlow. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Alister Grant Harlow, 60, and Ian Robert Wilson, 69, did not seek continued name suppression in the Auckland District Court this morning.

Harlow, an accountant who lives in Hillsborough, pleaded not guilty to one count of indecent assault, and Wilson, of Maraetai, is charged with indecently assaulting a boy under 16 on 12 separate occasions and of inducing a boy to do an indecent act.

Three others also appeared in court today in front of Judge Claire Ryan. All were granted continued interim name suppression until their next appearance in late November.

Two other people are expected to appear in the district court tomorrow.

All defendants face at least one charge of indecent assault. Other charges, which total more than 20 cumulatively, include sexual violation, sexual exploitation, doing an indecent act and supplying Class A, B and C drugs.

The charges span from the late 1970s through to the late 2000s.

All have been remanded on bail until their next appearance in about seven weeks' time.

Police have expanded their team investigating this after more than 70 members of the public phoned in with information once the initial charges were publicised.

Anyone else with information to urged to contact the police.