Otago Daily Times

Suppressio­n continues


Wellington: One of the men accused in relation to allegation­s of historic sexual offending at Dilworth School has lost name suppressio­n, but cannot be named yet.

The man in his 70s is charged with four counts of indecently assaulting three different boys under the age of 16 at the Auckland boarding school, in the 1980s.

The man had received interim name suppressio­n through to next month but the Crown and media entities, including RNZ, challenged it in the High Court at Auckland.

Justice Mark Woolford yesterday overturned the District Court ruling and said the threshold for name suppressio­n had not been met.

However, the man’s lawyer, Claire Farquhar, immediatel­y indicated an appeal of that ruling, and therefore interim name suppressio­n continues until that is heard. — RNZ

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