UPDATED 7.58PM A woman filmed racially abusing and assaulting a Muslim New Zealand woman in Huntly has plead guilty in her first appearance at court.
27-year-old Auckland woman Megan Sarah Louise Walton appeared in Hamilton District Court this afternoon, charged with two counts of assault and one count of behaving in an insulting manner that was likely to cause violence.
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The charges stem from a video posted to social media by 28-year-old Mehpara Khan who, along with her other Muslim friends, were the victims of the abuse.
Walton stood silently in the dock as the details were read out, with the prosecutor saying Walton was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
Guilty pleas were entered through lawyer Ted Walsh.
Judge Noel Cocurullo remanded her on bail and she will reappear in court on Wednesday to issue a bail address.
Her bail conditions include not associating with the victim or witnesses, not to consume or possess alcohol and to report to Huntly police station each day.
Approached outside the court after the hearing Walton first said that she didn't have anything to say to the victim at this time, but on further pressing said: "I'm sorry."