Former Gloriavale man admits some sexual offending against children
By Joanne Naish | Stuff |
A former Gloriavale man has pleaded guilty to 11 charges of sexual offending against children – at least one under the age of 12 – but denied a further 27 charges.
The charges against the man include the rape, sexual violation and indecent assault of eight girls and one boy at the West Coast religious community. The age of a 10th alleged victim is not known.
He pleaded not guilty to 27 charges during an appearance by video link at the Greymouth District Court on Wednesday and elected trial by jury.
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