2 Feb 2010

Man charged with indecent assault

5:17 pm on 2 February 2010

A former prominent national figure has appeared briefly in the Nelson District Court charged with indecently assaulting a girl aged between 12 and 16.

Judge David McKegg granted a continuation of name suppression until his next appearance on 1 March.

No plea was entered to the charge of indecently assaulting the girl on 30 December.

A condition of bail was changed to allow contact between the man and the mother of the girl for Family Court counselling.