A teenager accused of raping a woman and assaulting her daughter in their Hamilton home has appeared in court. No details about the 16-yearold can be revealed as he has appeared in Youth Court where all identifying details are automatically suppressed. He was supported in court by his family, who sat in the public gallery. The teenager faces 16 charges in relation to the incident that happened in St Andrews, on April
7. Charges include male rapes female over 16, abduction for sex, two counts of threatening to kill, three counts of other sexual violation offences, two counts of male assaults female, two counts of kidnapping and wounding with intent and injuring with intent to injure. During the court appearance on Monday, his lawyer entered no plea on the charges and applied for electronic monitored bail, which police opposed. Judge Denise Clark denied the application for bail, citing the ‘‘very serious’’ nature of the charges. She remanded the accused in custody to a youth justice facility under care of Oranga Tamariki to reappear on May 2.