5 Mar 2024

Blenheim gymnastics coach Gregory Pask admits further sex offences against children

2:58 pm on 5 March 2024
Blenheim District Court

Blenheim District Court. Photo: RNZ / Allison Hossain

Disgraced Blenheim gymnastics coach Gregory Pask has pleaded guilty to further charges of sexual offending.

The well-known community figure appeared in Blenheim District Court again on Tuesday and entered guilty pleas to 32 further offences.

Pask in December pleaded guilty to 29 charges of sexual offending against girls between 2014 and September last year.

Police said at the time they believed there were more victims, as Pask had been in continual contact with children for years.

Blenheim Gymnastics Club said it was shocked and appalled to learn of the serious sexual offending committed by one of its former coaches.

Pask would be sentenced next month.

Detective Sergeant Ash Clarke of Marlborough CIB acknowledged the further guilty pleas and called on any other victims to come forward.

"We understand it can be hard to come forward and report incidents of this nature, but we would like to reassure you police take these matters seriously and have a number of officers and detectives dedicated to these cases. We will ensure you have a safe space to report offending in confidence."