17 Apr 2015

Man charged with failing to use a condom

3:45 pm on 17 April 2015

A man is facing charges of failing to use a condom during sex with a prostitute.

The 27-year-old, who has interim name suppression, appeared briefly in the Wellington District Court this morning, charged with two counts of failing to practise safe sex with a sex worker.

The charges relate to an incident in Wellington last October.

The man did not enter a plea and is due to reappear in court in May.

The safe-sex law is thought to have been applied only a small number of times since the Prostitution Reform Act was passed in 2003.