You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. The conversation was one of two secret recordings which have been played to a jury in the Auckland District Court over the past two days. A wealthy businessman is on trial facing two charges of indecent assault - accused of two crimes in February and October - and two counts of perverting the course of justice by attempting to dissuade the second complainant from giving evidence at his trial. A well-known entertainer also faces three charges of attempting to dissuade the same man, while the prominent New Zealander's business manager is charged with attempting to dissuade the witness on one occasion. It involved hiring the public relations expert and spending tens of thousands of dollars to "silence [the complainant]", Crown prosecutor Simon Foote said.
A wealthy businessman's butler has told of the night the prominent New Zealander allegedly indecently assaulted a young man. The well-known Kiwi is on trial in the Auckland District Court, alongside his business manager and an entertainer. The entertainer faces three charges of attempting to dissuade the same man, while the manager is charged with attempting to dissuade the witness on one occasion. Today, the businessman's butler talked of the night the second complainant was allegedly groped by the wealthy Kiwi, whom he later confronted. The second complainant was staying at the businessman's home in and earlier told the court he was introduced to the prominent Kiwi by the entertainer. He then recalled "sitting on the floor, curled into a ball" and said to the butler: "[The businessman] is in there, [the businessman] is next door. After returning to his room, the butler said the young man explained that the businessman "touched me".
Christchurch businessman facing underage sex charges
A Christchurch businessman who preyed sexually on teenage girls — including Child, Youth, and Family CYF runaways — has admitted 12 charges just as his jury trial was due to begin. The jury had already been selected. Condon, who owned the CRC Salvage business, has been remanded in custody for sentencing on October Home detention has been ruled out. The girls included a victim as young as
You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. A Christchurch businessman who sexually assaulted teenage babysitters in crimes described by a judge as "frankly disgusting" has today been jailed for nearly five years. John Michael Condon 62 preyed on seven teenage girls, including Child, Youth, and Family runaways and one aged just 13, over a nine-year period. Condon admitted 11 indecent assault charges and one charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.