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Man remains in custody on remand, four years after arrest

Author
David Clarkson, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 9:19am
A Judge has found a Christchurch businessman not guilty of indecently assaulting a female employee. (Photo / Chris Lynch)
A Judge has found a Christchurch businessman not guilty of indecently assaulting a female employee. (Photo / Chris Lynch)

Man remains in custody on remand, four years after arrest

Author
David Clarkson, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 9:19am

A man arrested more than four years ago has been refused release on electronically monitored bail again, as he waits in custody for his trial – one of the longest waits in the criminal justice system at present.

A tentative date has been set for August for the man's trial on 15 charges, but his counsel told his latest bail hearing that no firm date had been set.

After Judge Mark Callaghan refused bail, the man was remanded for pre-trial arguments in March.

Previous trial dates set have had to be abandoned.